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Dryden Boys Soccer Team 2021
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This Week's Highlights

10/14/21

SVEC 1-0-1
Dryden  2-1-3

Goals/Assists
SVEC
Zeb Soper 1-0

Dryden
Corey Matesanz 2-0
Nolan Weik 1-2

Shots/Corners
SVEC 4/4
Dryden 11/3

Goalkeeper/Saves
SVEC 
Aidan Swayze 5
Dryden
Ben Hicks 3

We played very well defensively today, blocking shots and disrupting play. We worked on the little things such as man marking in appropriate places. That was our focus and it paid off for us. Corey scored two break aways goals from Nolan in the first half. Then Nolan put us up by 2 with a PK in the second half when he was dragged down. This game became quite physical, but we maintained our focus and did our jobs. I am very pleased with our efforts to stay focused especially in the second half. Regular season record is 11-4. 

10/12/21

Dryden 0-3-3
Marathon 1-1-2

Goals/Assists
Dryden
Nolan Weik 2-0
Paul Busby 1-0
Corey Matesanz 0-2

Marathon
Ethan Morrison 1-1
Breaden Morrison 1-0

Shots/Corners
Dryden 9/1
Marathon 4/4

Goalkeeper/Saves
Dryden Brendan McDaniel 1
Marathon Julian Spizzirri 2


We started very slow today. Marathon always comes out and plays very hard and we did not match them in the first half.  We made some halftime adjustments on our mindsets and that made a positive impact on our play. We had to build our momentum, but we did as the second half went on. We scored two quick goals to go ahead in less than a minute with 17 minutes left in the half on goals from Nolan Weik and Paul Busby.  Marathon scored again with 6 minutes left in the half off a free kick.  We then scored with less than a minute in the game on Nolan Weik's free kick.  He struck that so well and it dipped late. The Goalkeeper had absolutely no changes.  It was quite the character builder of a game. We always have a great battle with Marathon. 

FYI:
We play our previously postponed game with SVEC on Thursday night at 7:00 pm.


10/8/21
Dryden 3-2-5
Whitney Point 0-0-0

Goals/Assists
Dryden:
Nolan Weik 2-1
Corey Matesanz 3-2

Shots/Corners
D: 21/8
WP: 3/1

Goalkeepers/Saves
D: Brendan McDaniel 2
WP Evyns Ford 8

We were a bit off today. We played well at times, but just did not click well. Once we got a good rhythm we did much better. Whitney Point did a good job cutting off passes today. They worked very hard. With his assist tonight, Nolan achieved the single season assist record at 21 beating Casey Phillips who set it last year. 


10/7/21

Moravia 0-0-0
Dryden 8-8-16

Goals/Assists
Nolan Weik 4-0
Corey Matesanz 4-0
Julian Brockner 1-0
Brendan McDaniel 1-1
James Duncan 1-1
Ben Hicks 1-0
Aidan Kalousdian 1-0
Cole Gaggan 1-0
Joey Bachner 1-0
Luke Maza 1-0

Shots/Corners
Moravia 0/0
Dryden 36/5

Goalkeeper/Saves
Moravia N/A
Dryden
Ben Hicks 0
Brendan McDaniel 0

We played well on Senior night. The emotion of the night got them all revved up. 10 different goal scorers and most of the seniors. We played well. Moravia worked hard and never gave up at all. The boys from both teams all had a nice chat after the game with each other too. It was nice to see.

10/2/21

Tully 2-0-2 
Dryden 3-3-6

Goals/Assists
Tully:
Ryan Rauber 1-0
Kevin Wood 1-0

Dryden:
Nolan Weik 3-2
Cory Matesanz 3-1
Bryant DePaull 0-2
Ben Hicks 0-1

Shots/Corners
Tully 6/2
Dryden 26/12

Goalkeepers/Saves
Tully: Jacob Verbanic 7
Dryden: Brendan McDaniel 2

We had a difficult time getting going today although we scored the first two goals. Tully has a very high work rate and worked incredibly hard for the entire game. They went after the game for sure.  The half time score was 3-2. We then made an adjustment and played our game with more pace. It worked well for us, scoring three more goals and playing much better defensively.  We also possessed the ball much better and took care of the ball much better. 

Nolan had another big game today scoring 3 and assisting 2 others. He had the game winner as well. That gives him 11 goals and 8 assists for the week. He really made things happen tonight as he did for each game recently. He scored the game winner in each game this week too. I am pleased with how he is playing this year. He is working hard and making things happen now. 

Corey also has played well recently. He scored three today and eight for the week. It is nice to have them both scoring this year.  They both work so hard and deserve it this year.  


9/30/21

Dryden 4-3-7 
END    0-0-0

Goals/Assists 
Dryden
Nolan Weik 4-3
Corey Matesanz 2-3
Ben Lee 1-0

Shots/Corners
D 17/6
END 0/0

Goalkeeper/ Saves
Dryden  
Brendan McDaniel 0

END
Jackson Potter 6

We moved the ball pretty well side to side today. I really liked how we passed tonight. Possession was really good. END kept everyone behind the ball and did a good job of it. They worked very hard all game long. We had to find a way to score and it took a lot of time.  

Nolan scored 4 goals and set up the other 3. He did very well tonight. He has been playing well all season and was able to find those little gaps tonight. Corey also had a good night scoring 2 and adding 3 assists. 

Ben and Aidan were awesome in the center back spots keeping our possession and winning so many balls. 


9/28/21

USPB 0-0-0 
Dryden 5-4-9

Goals/Assists:
USPB none

Dryden:
Nolan Wiek 4-3
Corey Matesanz 3-2
Cole Goggan 1-0
Ben Lee 1-1
Peter Nydam 0-1
Logan Brunner 0-1

Shots/Corners
USPB 3/1
Dryden 32/4

Goalkeeper/Saves
USPB: Nick Weaver 12
Dryden: Ben Hicks 3

We moved the ball really well tonight. We have been working on playing off the ball and making the simple pass. Well, they did it tonight! I was quite pleased. Our speed of play is also increasing and it again showed tonight. This group keeps improving and they are now working hard in all of their games. It was a very clean game and a very fast game. USPB worked hard and really made us earn the it. I like that about them. They are all such good kids. They chatted with us after the game too. Really cool for both sides. 

9/21/21

Lansing  1-2-3 
Dryden  1-0-1

Goals/Assists:
Lansing:  
Trevor Coates 3-0

Dryden:  
Corey Matesanz 1-0
Nolan Weik 0-1

Shots Corners:
Lansing:  11/0
Dryden:  9/4

Goalkeeper/Saves
Lansing:
Tomas Vence 5

Dryden:
Hajo Wise 4

This was another exciting game between Dryden and Lansing. We scored the first goal two minutes into the game from Corey Matesanz and an assist from Nolan Weik on a quick counter attack. Lansing came back two minutes later to tie it on an unassisted goal from Trevor Coates. He found a deflection and slid it past Hajo. We were in danger several times and Tomas stood up in goal for Lansing. The same was true for us. Hajo came up big when we needed him to. Then we started to tire a bit and missed a couple of marks 15 minutes into the second half with Coates making us pay. He scored two more on the same kind of play. We are improving so fast this year that we are now starting to come into our game. I am pleased with our defending over all and our ball movement for much of the game. We now need to be able to sustain it for the whole game. Something that we are certainly working on. 

9/16/21

Dryden 2-2-4 
SC 0-0-0

Goals/Assists
Dryden:
Bryant DePaul 1-0
Paul Busby 2-0
James Duncan 1-0
Ricky Bachner 0-1
Nolan Weik 0-1

Southern Cayuga:
None

Shots/Corners
Dryden:  28/5
SC:  2/2

Goalkeepers/Save
Dryden: Brendan McDaniel 1
SC: Brandon Vanacore 8

We worked hard today. They pressured us well, but we stood the tide and then found the net 20 minutes into the game. Bryant DePaull scored his first varsity goal. We got a second 5 minutes later when Paul Busby scored from a pass by Ricky Bachner. Both teams played hard coming out in the second half as well. It was intense. Paul found the goal again on a loose ball in front 20 minutes into the second half.  We then controlled the game well. We moved the ball well and defended well all day.  James Duncan then iced it with 4 minutes left scoring his first varsity goal in his second varsity game. This was a very nice team effort and a couple changes during the game made the difference. I am very pleased with our efforts and our willingness to step up and improve our game.  

9/14/21


Dryden 2-1-3 
Union Springs 1-0-1

Goals/Assists
Dryden:
Corey Matesanz 1-0
Paul Busby 1-0
Nolan Weik 1-1
Peter Nydam 0-1

Union Springs
Andrew Salls 1-0

Shots/Corners
Dryden 19/7
US 3/1

Goalkeepers/Saves
Dryden
Ben Hicks 1
US
Collin Park 7

We started a bit slow, but picked up our play enough to do some good things. Corey scored for us 19 minutes into the game. Paul scored 5 minutes later to give us a two goal lead. We then were up and down a bit. We gave up a long shot goal that we should have closed down better. So more things to work on for us. The second half was really physical and fast paced. We did make an adjustment at half time to refocus on what we needed to do. We did, however there were a couple moments, but overall much better.  Nolan scored 12 minutes into the half from Peter and we held the lead from there.  An exciting game for the fans. We will regroup for our next game on Thursday at Southern Cayuga. 


9/10/21


Cincy 3-1-4 
Dryden 1-1-2

Goals/Assists
Cason Stafford 3-0
Scott Schuyler 1-0

Dryden:
Corey Matesanz 1-0
Ben Lee 1-0
Nolan Weik 0-1
Paul Busby 0-1

Shots/Corners:
Cincy 13/2
Dryden 7/1

Goalkeepers/Saves
Cincy 
Kooper Vosburg 3
Dryden 
Brendan McDaniel 4

Both teams played well today. It was a very fast paced game with quick ball movement from both teams.  It was a good game for the fans to watch. Cincinnatus took advantage of our mistakes and really pushed us hard when we made mistakes. All lead to goals. They had a lot of intensity and we matched it most of the time. A let down for a second can cost a goal and it did for us. This is something that we can learn from and use it to play a complete game going forward. 

9/9/21
WP 1-0-1 
Dryden 7-5-12

Goals/Assists:
WP 
Alexander Smith 1-0 PK

Dryden
Corey Matesanz 3-2
Nolan Weik 4-1
Paul Busby 3-0
Ben Lee 1-0
Joey Bachner 1-0
Aidan Kalousdian 0-1
Bryant DePaull 0-1
Cole Goggan 0-1

Goalkeeper/Saves
WP
N/A 11

Dryden
Ben Hicks 0

Shots Corners
WP 1-1
Dryden 42-15

We rebounded well from our recent loss. We showed up to play strong and confident and we did. We moved the ball very well and played a complete team game. I liked how we communicated and played as a team. Everyone moved the ball so much better than our last game and they all committed to keep the intensity high. We did very well. We certainly need to continue to make the same improvements and we will continue to work on them. Whitney Point worked hard and did many good plays and they also worked on their ball movement and defending. I know they will be a force very soon. 


9/7/21


Dryden 0-0-0 
Lansing 3-3-6

Goals/Assists
Dryden None

Lansing
Zack Sperger 2-0
Tyler Coates 3-0
Kenton Edwards 1-0

Shots/Corners
Dryden 5/4
Lansing 13/3

Goalkeepers/Saves
Dryden
Brendan McDaniel 4
Lansing
Tomas Vence 2

We had some difficulties tonight keeping to our game plan. We worked on making it better and we did better in the second half. I am pleased with our efforts and especially in the second half. We still need to clean up a few things to prepare for our next game and we will. This group wants to do well and I believe that they will. Lansing has a good program and they played well tonight. 

9/2/21

Groton 0-0-0

Dryden 2-4-6
Goals/Assists Groton: None
Dryden: Nolan Weik 3-1
Corey Matesanz 1-2
Paul Busby 2-0
Cole Goggan 0-1
Shots Corners:
Groton: 0-1 Dryden:
29/12 Goalkeepers/Saves
Groton: N/A 11
Dryden: Ben Hicks 0
Brendan McDaniel 0, 40:00 minutes second half


We played well mostly, but we were also sloppy at times. A typical first game of the season and with a short preseason. Groton really worked hard and made the game very competitive. I liked their work rate. Their Goalkeeper played exceptionally well today. He was very busy and did a great job. I really liked how our defending worked today at the back. We do need to make sure that we are all on the same page as a team. It did improve all game long. So I know as the season goes on we will be fine. Our communication also was good and again improved as time went on. I liked our attitude of never letting down. Our offense needs some fine tuning, but we moved the ball well in attack. We are on our way. 


Attention Varsity Team ~ Practices start  3/8/21

Attention JV Team ~ No offered during the 20-21 season 

Attention Mod Team ~ Practice starts 4/5/21


CHAMPIONSHIPS
Division titles: 1993, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
IAC titles: 2003, 2006, 2007
Sectional titles: 2004


PHOTOS
Photos, team news, game summaries, etc. are all generated by submissions from coaches, players, and parents. Please send along any such submissions to Lisa Stamp in the Athletic Office. They are greatly appreciated.


COACHES
Varsity: Laszlo Engel
JV: 
Modified: Alisandra Bustamante