Indian Land, Clover, Rock Hill boys win openers in Ostrower Soccer Showcase

scopeland@heraldonline.comFebruary 28, 2014 

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    Corrected Ostrower Showcase schedule

    Friday’s Herald included an incorrect schedule for the Ostrower Showcase. The corrected schedule follows:

    Saturday a.m. session

    Carlisle Field - 9 a.m. - Clover (girls) vs. Collins Hill (girls)

    Brannan Field - 9:15 a.m. - Rock Hill vs. River Bluff

    Carlisle Field - 10:30 a.m. - Clover vs. Spartanburg

    Brannan Field-10:45 a.m. - Indian Land vs. Dorman

    Carlisle Field - Noon - Irmo vs. Andrew Jackson

    Brannan Field - 12:15 p.m. - Gaffney vs. Lugoff-Elgin

    Saturday "Brain Cancer Walk"

    Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex - 1:30 p.m.

    Saturday p.m. session

    Carlisle Field- 3 p.m. - Dorman vs. Collins Hill

    Brannan Field - 3 p.m. - Rock Hill vs. Gaffney

    Carlisle Field - 4:30 p.m. - Clover vs. Irmo

    Brannan Field- 4:45 p.m. - River Bluff vs. Lugoff-Elgin

    Carlisle Field - 6 p.m. - Andrew Jackson vs. Spartanburg

    Brannan Field - 6:15 p.m. - Northwestern vs. Indian Land

    Sunday a.m. session, Semifinals

    Carlisle Field - 9:30 a.m. - first place team in Group B vs. wildcard team

    Brannan Field - 9:45 a.m. - first place team in Group A vs. first place team in Group C

    Carlisle Field - 11 a.m. - No. 5 Seed vs. No. 6 Seed

    Brannan Field-11:15 a.m. - No. 7 Seed vs. No. 8 Seed

    Carlisle Field - 12:30 p.m. - No. 9 Seed vs. No. 10 Seed

    Sunday p.m. session, Finalist Game

    Carlisle Field - 2 p.m. - Finalist of 9:30 a.m. Game vs. Finalist of 9:45 game

    Sunday p.m. session, Championship Game

    Brannan Field - 2:15 p.m. - Winner of 9:30 a.m. Game vs. Winner of 9:45 a.m. game

The first day of play is complete in the inaugural Bryan Ostrower Soccer Showcase at Manchester Meadows, and three area teams claimed wins, while one battled to a tie.

The Indian Land Warriors earned a 1-0 win over Collins Hill from Georgia. The Warriors scored on a penalty kick from Brandon Jacob midway through the second half to register the victory over Georgia’s Class 6A runner-up from a year ago.

“This win is huge for our program,” said Indian Land head coach Adam Cole. “We are excited to be here, because the field is so strong.”

Cole was pleased with his team’s overall performance in the opening game of the year. The coach cited goalie Jake Barton for his exceptional play. Barton had several key saves in the second half to preserve the victory.

The Clover Blue Eagles scored two first half goals and went on to defeat the Andrew Jackson Volunteers 3-0. Fernando Alpizar and Bailey Bottini got the first half goals, and Manny Vargas added one in the second half.

“This is a great way to start the year,” said Clover head coach Graham Stafford. “This win should give us some confidence.”

Stafford had lots of praise for goalie Robert Schreiner, who had several saves and recorded the shutout.

The Rock Hill Bearcats also claimed a win in the first round. Coach Wayne Clark’s team got a goal early in the second half and edged the Lugoff-Elgin Demons 1-0.

The Northwestern Trojans and the Dorman Cavaliers battled to a scoreless tie.

In other boys’ games in the opening round Irmo edged Spartanburg 1-0 and River Bluff defeated Gaffney 3-0.

In the only girls’ contest on the first day, Collins Hill of Georgia topped the Northwestern Trojans 8-0.

Action resumes on Saturday with 11 boys’ games on the schedule and one girls’ contest.

Clover and Collins Hill square off in the only girls’ game at 9 a.m. It is the first game in the event for Clover.

The first boys’ game is set for 9:15. It features Rock Hill against River Bluff.

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