2016 MS Boys

2016 MS Boys Soccer
Coach Tim Kish

10-11 - Comstock 8 - Lawton 1

Tonight we hosted Lawton at the HS.  The Colts went right after the ball from the kickoff, quickly gaining possession and driving to the goal.  At 25 seconds into the game Kyle Mortimer scored of first goal.  We were able to maintain that pace for the first 15min of the match with 2 goals by Owen Davis and another by Kyle.  At that point we started to move players around to try some different positions.  Lawton worked their way down the field and snuck one in just under the arm of keeper Jeffrey Koss.  We answered shortly after with Dalton Wilkins finishing from a corner kick.  We ended the half with another goal by Owen Davis from a pass from Alex Patov leading 6-1.  Second half we slowed our pace focusing on ball control and more position moves to gives other some chances up front.  Midway through the half Owen Davis was able to connect from another corner kick.  We closed out the game with Dalton Wilkins scoring from a great feed by Owen Davis.  Andrew Pack stepped into goal second half but never saw the ball!

10-4 - Comstock 2 - Battle Creek 0

Tonight we hosted Battle Creek at NEMS.  Both teams started slowly with the first half ending scoreless.  Second half we settled down and started passing the ball to each other more and our time of possession increased.  The Colts first goal came in the second half when Kyle Mortimer was able to finish a crossing pass from Fernando Torres Morales.  A few minutes later Owen Davis drove to the goal after being fed by Dalton Wilkins.  Our midfield and defense played well, lots of effort hustling back to defend the BC drives.  This combined with some good saves by Alex Kish in goal kept BC scoreless.

9-30 - Comstock 3 - Mattawan Gold 4

Friday night we played at Mattawan against what we expected to be a tough opponent.  Weather was poor with rain showers on and off.  We started slow and Mattawan took advantage scoring a couple goals in the opening 5 minutes.  By Halftime Mattawan was up 4-0 but later in the half we had started to hold our own with them starting to increase our time of possession.  We shuffled the field positions and made a keeper change for the second half.  Once we started to possess the ball more the game got a bit more physical with Mattawan committing several fouls trying to win the ball back.  Owen Davis led off our comeback attempt with a goal early in the second half, Alex Patov scored a second goal a few minutes later.  Our last goal came on a direct free kick when Owen Davis put the kick into the top of the net.  We held then scoreless second half but still came up short.  

9-20 - Comstock 6 - Plainwell Black 1

Tonight we had our first home game hosting Plainwell Black at NEMS.  Based on our performance to date we decided to try a different field formation.  We started the season heavy on defense with 4 defenders, 3 mids and 3 forwards.  Tonight we pushed out bigger guys who had been center Defense up to Center mid in a 3-4-3 formation.  This changed combined with a smaller, slightly less skilled opponent proved to give us much more offensive possession.  At halftime we were up 2-1 with goals by Owen Davis and Jonathon Torres-Morales.  Giving up one goal to a well executed corner kick by Plainwell.  2nd half we were able to capitalize on a lack of subs for Plainwell and out run them with a couple breakaway goals by Owen Davis and Kyle Mortimer.  Owen closed out a hat trick on a PK for a hand ball in the box.  In his second game with the team Zach Liby was positioned perfect to capitalize on a second chance for his first goal of the season.  Overall a great effort by the whole team with increased hustle to try to win more 50/50 balls and continued growth with ball movement.

9-16 - Comstock 1 - Kalamazoo Christian 3

Friday we had our third match of the season at Kalamazoo Christian.  We welcomed two new players to the team for this game:  Jayro Plascnecia and Zach Liby.  The boys held there own through most of the game but struggled at being first to the ball and maintaining possession.  RJ Baker scored his first goal of the season from a pass from Alex Patov but the team came up short, losing 1-3.  Final Score:  Kalamazoo Christian 3, Comstock Colts 1.

9-13 - Comstock 4 - Parchment 1

It was apparent the boys had learned a lot in game #1 as they were doing better maintaining field positions and passing the ball.  In the first half we went up 3-0 with  a goal from Fernando Torres-Morales and 2 goals by Owen Davis.  A 4th scoring opportunity was missed when Alex Kish went wide on a penalty kick.  2-3 more shots rang off the goal posts.  Haydn Haskins played strong in goal first half, not allowing Parchment to score.  Second half we maintained the level of play and added to our score with a goal by Alex Patov to finish the game winning 4-1.  Owen Davis stepped into goal second half and made several great saves including saving one penalty kick.  Jonathon Torres Morales recorded 2 assists.  Other notables - Dalton Wilkins, Kyle Mortimer, Jeffery Koss and RJ Baker all made excellent plays at defense.  

9-12 - Comstock 1 - Hackett 4

Tonight we started our season against the Kalamazoo Irish.  Being our first full field contest there was much to get comfortable with in the first half.  The Irish took advantage keeping the ball on our end most of the first half going up 2-0 by halftime.  We started to come together second half with some excellent saves by Haydn Haskins.  Our first goal of the season was scored by Alex Patov.  Second half we played pretty evenly getting several other scoring opportunities but we unable to capitalize.  Final Score Kalmazoo Irish 4, Comstock Colts 1.