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Cornwall Shuts
Out Bulldogs

By Ted Waddell
JEFFERSONVILLE — October 8, 2002 – The visiting Cornwall Dragons swept the Bulldogs of Sullivan West, 2-0, last Thursday in an OCIAA Div. III boys’ varsity soccer match.
After a scoreless first half, Cornwall (8-1, 6-1 OCIAA) racked up two goals in the second half.
At 21:07, Dan Grehl put one into the net on an assist from Kendall Starr. Ken Clearwater scored on an assist by Jake Pisco at 11:38.
“It was a sluggish game, without flow,” said Cornwall Coach John Mandia. “It appears we played down to their level.”
According to Mandia, his players have shown improvement every game, and he thinks they will “be competitive” for the rest of the season.
In their first meeting of the season, Cornwall beat the SW Bulldogs 3-2 in the Dragons’ lair.
Dragons’ keeper Brian Limperopulos summed up the game against SW (1-10, 0-7 OCIAA).
“I don’t think we played particularily well, but we got the win,” said the 17-year-old senior third year varsity booter. “Hopefully, we can win the sectionals, but first we have to get through the rest of the season.”
Dragons’ sweeper Anders Novesky said the Bulldogs “played us solid . . . they have improved over the years.”
The 16-year-old 11th grader has been playing varsity soccer at Cornwall for two seasons.
Joe Meyer, a 15-year-old sophomore, is in his first season anchoring the Bulldogs’ cage. His take on the game?
“It was all right,” he said. “We had our chances, but we didn’t capitalize on them. We just didn’t have it today.”
First year varsity center midfielder Brandon Schanil is still waiting to score a goal for the Bulldogs, but takes pride in his squad’s only win of the soccer season against Delhi at the Downsville Tournament.
SW finished in third place at the tourney.
“I hope we can improve our record,” he said.
SW Coach Howie Whitmore thinks it’s been a rough season, and coming down the stretch in regular season play with six more matches scheduled, said, “We’re still looking to win a couple of games.
“There’s a tremendous amount of talent on this team,” he commented. “It’s a very athletic team, but soccer is a game of skill . . . (and) we’re inexperienced.”

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