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Scholar Athlete of the Week (4/25): Ahmed Mahmoud

rochester"Nobody was going to stop me... I was going to follow through with my passion and my dream and prove to them that they're wrong," says Ahmed Mahmoud.

Many times in his life, Ahmed Mahmoud was told that he couldn't do things. He is deaf, but that doesn't mean that he can't speak the language of sports.

In fact, because he relies so heavily on seeing his teammates, he's become a better soccer player.

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Source: WHEC

HS Soccer Roundup - November 2

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Marie Philip 3 Lexington 2

marie-philipMarie Philip - We hosted our final soccer game of the season during on our homecoming day against Lexington School for the Deaf. It was a great battle as we led 1-0 at halftime. In the second half, we were down by one goal, 2-1. We fought back to force a 2-2 tie. Dylan Christoffels had a hat trick with four minutes left in the game to help Galloping Ghosts take a 3-2 lead. Surprisingly, we defeated Lexington for the first time in MPS history.

Our senior player, Bryce Callahan will be greatly missed as he played his last game. He gave full effort during the season for the team.

The Galloping Ghosts soccer team improved greatly in October doing much better than September. We look forward for next year and we also will host the ESDAA soccer tournament. (Contributed by Head Coach Jason Cserny)

LEX  0-2 = 2
MPS 1-2 = 3

Goals: Dylan Christoffels 3.
Assists: Isabella Bucci 1, Tyler Furzland 1, Slavik Sukhostev 1.
Shots: Dylan Christoffels 6, Jasper Damas 2, Bryce Callahan 1, Isabella Bucci 1, Kyle Florio 2.
Saves: Dakota Rochette 14.

lexingtonLexington - Marie Phillip led at halftime 1-0 then we rallied back to take the lead 2-1 until the final six minutes of the game where Marie Philip scored two quick scores to take the game. They wanted to win and hats off to the Galloping Ghosts.

We bid farwell to Raymond Mukhailov, Jaime Pavia Cruz, Anthony LaFluer, Fernando Cardona, Fatou Sankanu, and Brian Baez. (Contributed by Head Coach Frank Wells)

Scoring Summary
59th minute mark: Jaime Pavia Cruz.
65th minute mark: Steve Salmon on a dish from Luis Linares.

Deaf schools record: 7-3
PSAA league record: 1-7

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Scheduled game between New Jersey and Pennsylvania was changed into scrimmage due to insufficient players.

HS Soccer Roundup - October 27

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

stmarysAcademe of Aurora 2 St. Mary's 0 - NFCAA Semifinals

This past Tuesday afternoon, the Bison participated in their first NFCAA playoff game as the #3 seed against the #2 seed Academe of Aurora. The Panthers had outscored us in two games this season by the total of 11-2. That said, we needed to sure up our defense in an effort to keep the game competitive enough so that we could pull off the upset victory.

Throughout the course of the 1st half our defense and keeper took on a barrage of shots and were able to turn most of them away with the exception of two. In the second half, we continued to stymie our opponent defensively and what was once easy for them to score against us became a struggle. On the other half of the field, our offense had some golden opportunities to tie up the game. Both Givon Blackwell and Nick Barrus either missed a wide open shot or rang a shot off the cross bar. Either way, we weren’t able to get on the scoreboard and the Falcons were able beat us 2-0 and advance to the championship. That was our final game of the season and although we weren’t able to accomplish all of the goals we had set forth for ourselves at the start of the school year, we are excited about the potential success for the future. (Contributed by Head Coach Bryan Booke)

HS Soccer Roundup - October 25

Monday, October 24, 2016

New Jersey 5 Lewis School 0

new-jerseyAndrey Molina scored three goals for New Jersey in a shut-out win against Lewis School. Corey Jenkins added a goal and an assist. Jose Maisonet had nine saves.

Goals: Corey Jenkins 1, Andrey Molina 3, Naim Webb 1.
Assists: Amon Baldwin 1, Corey Jenkins 1, Stanley Uka 1.
Saves: Jose Maisonet 9.
Shots on goal: Lewis School 9, New Jersey 16.

Rochester takes it all at ESDAA Division II soccer tourney

2016 Rochester Soccer ESDAA D2 Champ
2016 ESDAA Division II Champions - Rochester School for the Deaf

(Photo courtesy of RSD).

As co-hosts of the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletics Association (ESDAA) Division II championship last weekend, the Rochester and Pennsylvania Schools for the Deaf decided to move the tournament into an indoor venue due to poor weather.

Seven schools participated in the tournament with Pennsylvania and Mill Neck Manor playing as a co-op team. Rochester dominated the competition finishing out the tournament undefeated and the ESDAA Division II championship. Pennsylvania/Mill Neck finished second followed by New Jersey.

Results of tournament and awards are listed below.

Friday, October 21
Pool A
Rochester 3 Pennsylvania/Mill Neck 0
Pennsylvania/Mill Neck 10 West Virginia 0
Rochester 6 West Virginia 0

Pool B
New Jersey 2 St Mary's 0
St Mary's 7 Rhode Island 0
New Jersey 6 Rhode Island 1

Saturday, October 22
Rochester 3 St Mary's 1
Pennsylvania/Mill Neck 4 New Jersey 2

5th Place
Rhode Island 6 West Virginia 1

3rd Place
New Jersey 2 St Mary's 1

Rochester 5 Pennsylvania/Mill Neck 1

Team Shooting Champion: Rochester
Individual Shooting Champion: Bode Aggas, Rochester
Team Sportsmanship: West Virginia

All-Tournament Team:
Dylan Benjamin, Rochester
Karen Guerre, Mill Neck Manor
Ricky Maldonado , New Jersey
Jacob Cross, Pennsylvania
Thomas Coates, Rochester
Nick Barrus, St. Mary’s
Sarah Armstrong , West Virginia
Amon Baldwin, New Jersey
Thomas Chouinard, Rhode Island

Tom Berry MVP: Ahmed Mahmoud, Rochester

HS Soccer Roundup - October 24

Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 2016

stmarysSt. Mary’s School for the Deaf

Friday - Round Robin Results

New Jersey 2 St. Mary's 0

Our first match was against New Jersey School for the Deaf. The teams were evenly matched throughout the course of the game. However as per how the rest of our season has gone thus far, we struggled to score. The Colts were barely hanging on to their 1-0 lead with little time left in the game but it was enough to force us to take some necessary risks. We had some of our defensive players join in the offensive attack in an effort to tie the game. Unfortunately, this strategy left us vulnerable and New Jersey was able to tack on another goal to win the game 2-0.

St. Mary's 7 Rhode Island 0

The Bisons didn’t have much time to sulk about our loss to New Jersey because we had a game just one hour later against Rhode Island School for the Deaf. Last season, the Roosters caught us a little off guard and tied us 2-2. We told ourselves we weren’t going to allow that to happen again. We wanted to start fast and put our foot on the gas the entire game. We scored almost immediately and never looked back. Givon Blackwell started off the scoring and added a second tally later in the game. Chris Martin and Isa Habeeb both added two goals of their own, and Nick Barrus finished it off with his 5th goal of the season.

Givon Blackwell: 2 goals
Chris Martin: 2 goals
Isa Habeeb: 2 goals

Rochester 3 St. Mary's 1 - Semifinals

After the first day of round robin play, the Bison were seeded 2nd in their pool and on the second day were faced with the tall task of playing against Rochester School for the Deaf. The Wildcats had beaten us pretty convincingly in our house earlier this season but we were looking to change the outcome. We had a solid defensive game plan and were prepared to give it our best shot. We half firm in the first half, only allowing RSD to score once. In the second half, we continued to play stingy defense and were able to tie the game at 1-1. Unfortunately, we could only contain RSD’s national player of the year for so long and he was able to find the back of our net twice to widen the Wildcats gap, 3-1.

Chris Martin: 1 goal

New Jersey 2 St. Mary's 1 - 3rd Place

The Bison found themselves in a battle for 3rd place against New Jersey, the same team who had defeated us less than 24 hours ago. We replaced our keeper with back-up Chris Martin, and went with a similar strategy that had worked the game before despite the loss. The Bison went to work quickly as Givon Blackwell scored his 3rd goal of the tournament just two minutes into the game. The Colts were able to respond not too long afterwards and knotted the score. The game remained tied for the majority of the match until the Bison let a shot sneak by with just one minute remaining in the contest. St. Mary’s lost 2-1 and finished the tournament in 4th place. The boys were disappointed with the outcome. However, on the bright side many of our Deaf school opponents graduate some of their impact players where as our team is such a young group that will be playing together for the next 3 years. (Contributed by Head Coach Bryan Booke)

Givon Blackwell: 1 goal

new-jerseyNew Jersey School for the Deaf

The Colts came in 3rd place with Ricky Maldonado and Amon Baldwin winning all-tournament honors. Corey Jenkins, Amon Baldwin and 8th grader Marco Espinoza all had three goals total for the two-day tournament. Andrey Molina had two goals and Stanley Uka one total for the tournament.

The Colts beat Rhode Island and St. Mary’s in the round robin competition Friday. They lost to the combined team of Pennsylvania and Mill Neck Manor Saturday to end up in the consolation game. They beat St. Mary’s to get the third place trophy. (Contributed by Athletic Director Martha Fowler)

marie-philipMarie Philip School

American 0 Marie Philip 0 - American wins shootout 4-2

We played against American School for the Deaf and the result ended in a tie. We had a shootout to decide the winner of the game. Unfortunately, we lost the shootout, 4-2.

Marie Philip 1 Ohio 0

We played the second game on that day against Ohio School for the Deaf for the first time in our school history for soccer. We played very well in the first half to have a lead 1-0 and we won the game, thus clinched a spot for the semi-final game.

Western Pennsylvania 2 Marie Philip 1 - Semifinal

We had a good start leading 1-0. Unfortunately we made silly mistakes that led to WPSD scoring two goals.

American 2 Marie Philip 0 - 3rd Place

We had been struggling to play the game, at same time, we had fun playing on the muddy field. We earned 4th place out of 6 teams and earned team sportsmanship award. (Contributed by Head Coach Jason Cserny)

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