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FROM STAFF REPORTS
Aurora -- Last week, the Aurora boys soccer team upset some quality opponents for two
exciting wins -- 3-1 over Revere (ranked No. 3 in Division II in Ohio) and 3-2 over St. Edward.
That raises the Greenmen's marks to 10-0-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the Suburban League American Conference.
Four minutes into the Revere match, Dan French put Aurora ahead with a free kick
header flick. Early in the second half, Revere scored to even it, but Aurora came
right back with a Kyle Stokar breakaway goal, and then with 3 minutes left, Josh
Famageltto beat two Revere defenders for Aurora's final goal.
"Famageltto is a special player, and although a team might contain him for much of the night, it only takes one instance for him to break free and make them pay," said coach Jason Bibza.
AHS got behind 2-0 to St. Ed, the first time all year the locals were behind.
"Ed's scored on a penalty kick, and we were getting frustrated with how the game was unfolding," said Bibza. "With 15 minutes to play, we got our break when Michael French scored, and that was the lift we needed to get back in the game."
Five minutes later, Famageltto served a beautiful cross to Bryce Posner, who finished off the second goal. "Famo and Bryce have made connections all year, and this was one of their best," said Bibza.
With 5 minutes to play, a ball was played behind the defensive line. The keeper came out for it, but Famageltto beat him to the ball, took a touch around the keeper and scored the game winner.
"It's been a storybook season so far, and we have goals in front of us we'd like to achieve," said Bibza.
Copley and Tallmadge are the two Suburban League foes left on the schedule. Copley is ranked No. 4 in the Cleveland area.
Posner has been a big key for the Greenmen, according to Bibza, battling in the midfield, connecting passes and serving for the forwards.
"Joe Hauman has been playing an extraordinary centerback, and Joey Brockway has been rock solid in goal,"said the coach.
"Dom Hesmondhalgh has beensuperior in the air playing in the back, and Stokar has constantly been a threat to get in behind the defense and cause problems.
"Ryan Dockman has perhaps the best work rate on the team, and harrasses opponents' back line into making mistakes, while Jared Ruehr provides strong physical defense."
Bibza said the seniors have been exceptional, and they should be very proud of the season they are creating this year.