Edwardsburg reaches semis

Published 7:55 pm Thursday, October 27, 2005

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Vigilant/Argus
Chris Hayes and Jeremy Watkins both scored a pair of goals for the Eddies, who advanced to the district semifinals with a 7-1 victory.
Also scoring for the Eddies were Gary Klann and Philip Turner. The Eddies also got an own goal from the Shamrocks.
Berrien Springs got its only goal from Kory Zandarski.
Edwardsburg led 4-0 at halftime and 7-0 before the Shamrocks finally averted the shutout in the 78th minute.
Edwardsburg will now advance to today's semifinal contest against Dowagiac, a 1-0 winner over Buchanan on Monday afternoon.
The Eddies defeated the Chieftains in the opening match of the season and then played to a 1-1 tie two weeks ago.
The match, which will be held in Edwardsburg, is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.
The final score of Monday afternoon's Division 3 District Soccer Tournament will read Dowagiac 1 and Buchanan 0.
But the reality of the match was that Dowagiac dominated the opening round game from start to finish.
The Chieftains, who are the defending district champions, outshot the visiting Bucks 34-2 but were unable to find the back of the net until late in the second half.
Dowagiac's David Cardenas fired a shot that somehow got through the Buchanan goalkeeper in the 60th minute to provide the winner.
The assist went to Nate Long.
Division 3 District Tournament
Opening round
at Edwadsburg
Berrien Springs…1
Halftime score
Edwardsburg 4, Berrien Springs 0
First half
E – Chris Hayes 2nd minute (assist Ryan Wenrick)
E – Own goal 11th minute
E – Jeremy Watkins 30th minute
E – Hayes 36th minute (Watkins)
E – Gary Klann 49th minute
E – Philip Turner 59th minute (Klann)
E – Watkins 62nd minute (Turner)
B – Kory Zandarski 78th minute
at Dowagiac
Halftime score
Dowagiac 0, Buchanan 0
Second half
D – David Cardenas 60th minute (assist Nate Long)
Shots on goal
Buchanan 2
Dowagiac 34
Lakeland Conference final
NILES - Revenge is a dish best served cold.
The Bridgman Bees worked overtime to gain a measure of revenge on the Edwardsburg Eddies Wednesday, Oct. 19 as it captured the Lakeland Conference Soccer Tournament championship held at Brandywine High School.
The Bees, who were defeated by the Eddies for the 2004 championship, defeated Edwardsburg 2-1 in sudden-death overtime.
Robby Clark scored the winning goal just 56 seconds into overtime to give Bridgman their first-ever Lakeland Conference boys' soccer championship.
The Bees finished the regular season 6-1, while Edwardsburg finished the year at 5-0-2 forcing a tie atop the league standings which are decided by points.
Bridgman's lone loss was a 3-2 decision at the hands of Edwardsburg.
The winning goal came off a throw-in by Eric Clark, Robby's brother, which resulted in a scramble in front of the Edwardsburg goal.
Robby Clark shot the loose ball into the net for the game-winner.
David Herrera gave Bridgman a 1-0 lead with his goal in the 31st minute.
Herrera's goal came on a rebound from a shot that originally hit the crossbar.
The Eddies tied the match with 22:58 remaining in regulation when Philip Turner scored.
Despite controling the match, the Bees found themselves deadlocked with the Eddies as time expired.
Edwardsburg actually had the better of the scoring chances in the final 10 minutes of regulation, but could not come up with the winning goal.
The meeting between the Bees and Eddies was the fifth this season. The two teams are deadlocked at 2-2-1.
Bridgman finished with a 21-6 advantage in shots on goal.
Edwardsburg keeper Branden Muzynski stopped six shots, while Bridgman keeper Matt Keller had just one save.
The Eddies are 11-4-3 heading into the Division 3 District Tournament which began on Monday. (see related story)
Edwardsburg…1 (OT)
Halftime score
Bridgman 1, Edwardsburg 0
First half
B – David Herrera 31st minute
Second half
E – Philip Turner 57th minute
Shots on goal
Bridgman 21, Edwardsburg 6
B – Matt Keller 1, E – Branden Muszynski 6