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The set of coaches deemed this match – The Ritchie Bowl – Rittman vs. Waynedale at Orrville! No trophy was available yet.
The vast amount of rain recently made the Waynedale field unplayable. Fortunately, our good friends at Orrville were able to jump in and allow us to hold the contest at their stadium.
The wet conditions did little more than speed up the turf, thus allowing both teams to play some pretty sharp soccer.
Although the stats slightly favored the Indians, the all important scoreboard declared the match a 0-0 tie. That probably was appropriate since two of the best area goal keepers participated in this match.
There were plenty of opportunities – Rittman with 20 shots and Waynedale with 13, but the netminders were up to the task.
In the first half, a low cross slipped by several Rittman defenders, causing Coach Bud’s heart to race a bit, but was softly tapped by a Bear player into the gentle grasp of Kyle Scheibe.
Very late in the game, Rittman sent a ball up the left side that was volleyed forward to about the 5 yard line, where it was then volleyed again into the hands of Phillip Brewer, the Bear’s goalie. He grabbed it with just one second to go!
It is a quick turn around for the Indians as they will host Rootstown on Monday (10/8) with a 5:30 contest.