The Book Has Begun!
Chapters of the Book
What the Heck ???
Each game is like a new chapter in a book. Each game is part of the
entire story of the season but is also a new beginning, a fresh start. Each
player writes part of the book in a new chapter every time she steps upon
the field. If you write a bad chapter one day, you have a chance to fix it
and come out and 'write' a better chapter the next. The entire season then
becomes the book we write each season. Will the book have a happy
ending ??? Will you as a player add good parts to each chapter ???
PROLOGUE - Preseason
The preseason has come and gone. We are in the midst of the
real deal. Everything we do now leads up to our first game with Bishop Hartley
in just two weeks. The preseason for us, like many of our families, was like a
farmer looking over his fields. We harvested a great crop last season and that
has left the fields bare. We have begun to sow the seeds of a new season and a
new crop. The fields are still a bit bare but it looks to be a good crop this
year. By tournament time we expect there to be abundant crops to harvest on our
Table of Contents
Ross County Super Scrimmage
The Super Scrimmage has past. We had one win and two losses.
We struggled at times and at times we looked pretty good. With us being so young
on the field, we are often at times unsure of ourselves. We look to others to
make the big play, and lead the team. But our long time friends and heroes that
have been doing that for years are gone and off to college. It is now OUR turn
to step up, our turn to be leaders, our turn to make the big play for the team.
We cannot look to others to step up anymore, it is our turn, our time to step
up. We have one more scrimmage to go before the season begins.
Players of the Week Preseason
Emmi Ortman, Tori Davis, Kayla
Dye, Tasha Harrington and Rebekah Coretti were selected our preseason players of
the summer and preseason weeks.
Joining Rebekah Coretti as our captains are Tiffany
Skaggs and Tasha Harrington.
THE SEASON BEGINS
Where's the Bus???
Loss - Bishop Hartley Result: 0-7 (0-2 halftime) Record 0-1-0
The game ball was split and awarded to
Senior Rebekah Coretti and Junior Tasha Harrington for their tireless efforts
during the game. From the very beginning it was apparent that the youthful
Pioneers were no match for the older, talented Hartley team. Coretti stood tall
and had nearly a dozen saves in the first half to keep the game within reach.
The score stood at 0-2 at halftime. The Pioneers never really generated a threat
to the Hartley goal and were on their heels the entire evening starting from the
opening as the Pioneer bus arrived an hour late to the site. Starting 3
sophomores in the back the Pioneers are building a defense that will be able to
be together for 3 years. Lessons were learned all over the field and the Hartley
players are wonderful teachers. The season has begun and we cannot look back.
This game is now over and we are on to the next one.
Weathering the Storm!!!
Tie - Unioto Result: 1-1 (1-1 halftime) Record 0-1-1
Unioto came out fired up while the Zane Trace Pioneers were back on their heels.
It was like being in a whirlwind. Unioto was determined to end the game early
and put ZT in a hole. However, Unioto could not just find the nets and it was
Zane Trace Pioneer Freshman Kayla Dye that found the nets first and put the Lady
Pioneers up by one. Freshman keeper Maggie Davis was awarded the game ball for
her stellar work in the nets. Unioto knotted the game just before half. The
second half saw more even play and both sides missed some good chances. It was
again Freshman Maggie Davis that stood tall when she saved a penalty kick that
would have given the Tanks the game. What is it with Unioto, ZT and hurricanes?
Katrina came through the area a few years ago when these two teams played and
now Fay makes its way into the area on the same day these two teams play.
Coincidence??? We wonder ???
A New Century Begins!!!
Win - Washington Court House Result 3-1 (1-1 halftime)
Jv Wins first game 2-0
The new century is under way. Playing in
the 100th game in their young history the Pioneers dominated the field as they
defeated the Blue Lions 3-1. Scoring for the Pioneers were Skaggs, Roll and
Halley. The Pioneers took control of their 100th game and would not let go. From
the opening whistle ZT attacked like they haven't done all year. Finally mid way
through the first half Sophomore Megan Roll found the back of the net. The score
would go to 1-1 at half when a ZT deflected ball registered the Lion goal. The
second half again saw the Pioneers dominate the field yet not able to find the
net. Finally Pioneer Tiff Skaggs broke free down the left side and netted a goal
at the back post. Amelia Halley placed a free kick into the upper 90 with just
minutes to play to finish out the scoring. The entire team was awarded the
game ball for the effort.
The JV Pioneers also dominated the
field and allowed just a couple shots and saw Freshman Halley Cochenour and
Sophomore Tori Davis net goals for ZT. The Pioneers scored TWO victories on this
their 100th anniversary.
The Goal That Wasn't!!!
Loss - Fairfield Union Result 3-4 (0-2 halftime)
JV Ties Game 1-1
The Pioneers scored early in the first half when Amelia "Boomer" Halley launched
one of her patented rockets from 40 yards out that beat the keeper to the far
post as it dribbled across the line into the side netting. Pioneers take the
early lead 1 - 0. WHAT??? NO!!! YOU'RE KIDDING??? The Ref says NO GOAL !!! NO
GOAL!!! as the Fairfield Union Keeper digs the ball out of the side netting as
from his angle up field the ball never crossed the line!!! WE WAS ROBBED!!! The
set back cost the Pioneers a goal and they were dishearten for a bit and FU took
advantage and netted two goals to take the halftime lead 2-0. At halftime the
Pioneers we challenged by the coaches to rebound and finish strong and win the
second half. The young Pioneer ladies responded as they began to take charge of
the game and netted an early goal off a Harrington throw in to an Amelia Halley
goal. The Pioneers momentum was crushed quickly as the more experienced
Falcons netted two quick goals to send the score to 4-1 in their favor. Both
teams then settled down and it look like the score would end 4-1. With 5 minutes
to go, the Pioneers were determined to make a game of it. Furious counter
attacks in the closing minutes saw the Pioneers net two more goals by Amelia to
end the game with a score of 4-3. The Pioneers achieved the goal of the coaches
by winning the second half but not quite the game. The game ball was awarded to
Amelia Halley for taking on the roll of striker and netting her first ever hat
JV Pioneer Halley Cochenour scored with less than two minutes left in the
game to knot the score at 1 to send the JV record to 1-1-0.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MAGGIE DAVIS
PIONEERS SCALPED BY BRAVES
Loss - Logan Elm Result 0-6 (0-2 halftime) Record
JV Wins again 3-1
The JV team started the night on a promising note
when they defeated the Braves 3-1 in the warm up game. Hannah Cryder,
Carlie Otten and Halley Cochenour each netted a goal in the game.
The varsity game was a different matter. The Braves came out fired up and scored
in the first five minutes of a ball deflected by a Pioneer defender. It looked
like to be the Braves night. However, the Pioneers began to settle in and began
to match the Braves intensity. It was at the 25 minute mark when Pioneer
Forward, Amelia Halley went down with a dislocated knee cap. The squad was
called and play was delayed for an 1/2 hour as she laid on the pitch in agony.
After that the Pioneers lost focus and direction for the night. Tears for their
teammate were in their eyes the entire night. The Braves notched the second goal
of the game when a long shot in the final minutes of the half slipped through
the Pioneer Keepers hands. It stood 2-0 at half. The second half saw the
resurgent Pioneers control the game and not allow the Braves across midfield for
about 15 minutes. However, ZT could not score. In their pressing forward a long
ball from the Braves Defense over the top of the ZT defense was netted by the
Braves to seal the win. The final three goals were scored late in the game as
Zane Trace began to removed its starters and let the JV players get some varsity
experience against a up and coming team and program. The Pioneers were outplayed
on this occasion and lost the game and lost a valuable member of the team as
well. All of our wishes for a fast recovery go out to our fallen team mate. We
miss you already!!!
Loss - Grandview Heights Result 0-6 (0-3 halftime) Record
JV Ties again 0-0
Traveling to Grandview to face the
Bobcats on their beautiful new turf field saw the Pioneers go down to defeat
6-0. The Pioneers are amongst a 14 game in 20 day run through their schedule.
The original roster of 25 when the games were added to the schedule is now down
to 19 with the walking wounded. Everyone on the roster is playing both varsity
and JV. If it we not for the new half rule in place this year in Ohio High
School Soccer, there would be no JV games. The team is working hard together to
help each other get the playing time and experience each needs to make us a
better team. The coaches are excited at the work everyone is putting in for each
other. Tasha Harriginton was awarded the game ball for her hard work all over
the field during the varsity game and her stellar save in the nets in the JV
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: CARLIE OTTEN
Loss - Jackson Result 0-4 (0-2 halftime) Record
JV losses 0-3
No player from Jackson currently on their team had ever
beaten the Pioneers. This night though vengeance was on their mind. The young
Pioneer squad played well but again came up short on the score board. The
Pioneer Varsity have lost to 5 quality opponents in 7 games. Hartley and
Grandview are in the top 5 in the Central District where as Fairfield Union and
Logan Elm are in the top five in the South East District, and Jackson ... Well
Jackson and Zane Trace go waaaay back ... The game ball was awarded to the team
for their effort on this night as all gave everything to the team. The JV team
suffered its first setback of the season losing to the Ironladies as well in the
night's opening contest.
Cover Kendra !!!
Loss - Minford Result 1-3 (0-1 halftime) Record
The Minford team for the entire first half was marking Kendra very tightly ...
Girls would be heard to say - get Kendra ... We could not understand this
... Maybe there was a Kendra on their team and we just misunderstood ... The
fact that Kendra graduated and is playing for Liberty University was lost on our
opponent. Never the less the Minford Falcons outplayed the Pioneers and defeated
them. The coach of Minford got a gatorade shower after the game ... We are not
loved ... ;o)
No game ball was awarded.
Stuck in the Mud ...
Loss - Eastern Brown Result 0-6 (0-2 halftime) Record
It was as if our feet were stuck in the mud and the Eastern Brown team was not
... Sluggish play by the Pioneers and great wing play by Eastern doomed the
Pioneers from the onset. It was over early and it was a long muddy hot steamy
day ... A few bright spots were had as freshman Dye shined in her role as
Game ball was awarded to Kayla Dye.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: HANNAH CRYDER
Ohhhh Sooo Close ...
Loss - Canal Winchester Result 2-3 (0-2 halftime) Record
Down 2 nil at half t he Pioneers mounted a tremendous attack at the Canal Goal.
Socring 2 second half goals put he Pioneers in a position to make a stunning
comeback. It was a fantastic corner kick form the Canal player, as she bent the
kick in to ice the game for the Indians. The game ended with the ball in the
Pioneers hands getting ready for another corner kick. The game was played very
well and was a intense game. The entire team earned the game ball for their
Game ball was awarded to entire team
47 Shots ... One Goal ...
Win - Alexander Result 1-0 (0-0 halftime) Record
A win is a win ... It was a long and ugly night. The game did not get started
until almost 8pm due to a late footbal game. The Pioneers would take it in
stride and took over the game almost immediately. Denying the young Alexander
team even one shot, the Pioneers nearly frustrated their fans and themselves as
it was not until 10 minutes were left in the game that Senior Tiffany Skaggs
netted the game winner ... 47 shots to 0 ... It was a loooong night for the
coaches and fans ... But a win is a win and it is on to Miami Trace.The
Game ball was awarded to Tiffany Skaggs
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DREW HINTON
2 Minutes ...
Loss - Miami Trace Result 1-2 (0-1 halftime) Record
Take away the last minute of the first half and the first minute of the second
half and the Pioneers are winners. 78 minutes of hard work. The defense was
awarded the game ball for their hard work. We have now scored 12 goals in 12
games. We are averaging one goal scored a game and are allowing an average of 4
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: EMMI ORTMAN
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ASHLEY WATSON
Next up Logan Elm