Gilpen, Beaver score twice in win

Published 12:23 am Wednesday, September 5, 2007

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
NILES – Bret Gilpin and Greg Beaver both scored two goals as Brandywine defeated visiting Cassopolis in a Lakeland Conference soccer match on Tuesday.
The Bobcats grabbed a 4-1 halftime lead and then scored three unanswered goals in the second half for a 7-1 victory.
Also scoring for the Bobcats were Jake Wieger, Will Coar and Mikel Lindzy.
Brandywine held a 19-3 advantage in shots on goal over the Rangers.
Cassopolis got its lone goal from Ryne Nickel.
Brian Exner, Jordan Johnson and Gilpin all had a save for the Bobcats in goal.
Brandon Fitzsimons had 12 saves for the Rangers.
"We came out moved the ball well and hopefully gained some confidence," Brandywine coach Jim McNamara said. "We got to play everyone and try different combinations to see what our best options are. We talked before the game about playing unselfish and getting everyone involved. With five different players scoring, I think we achieved what we wanted.
"I have a great group of young men who responded well when challenged. We will be back working hard tomorrow and continue to improve. With the youth on this team, we knew we would have ups and downs, but I think we turned a corner tonight," McNamara added.
Halftime Score
Brandywine 4, Cassopolis 1
First Half
B – Brett Gilpin, Greg Beaver (assist) 6th minute
B – Beaver, Will Coar (assist) 9th minute
B – Jake Wieger 9th minute
C – Ryne Nickel, Travis Elledge (assist) 22nd minute
B – Coar 25th minute
Second Half
B – Beaver, Travis Bakeman (assist) 45th minute
B – Gilpin, Beaver (assist) 48th minute
B – Mikel Lindzy 58th minute