Hapoel Fall Soccer - 5763 (2002) - Week Two

Boy's Chatzi (Four Holy Cities) League

Play Hard
After an outstanding win last week, Team Hevron faced off against the offensive powerhouse of Team Tsfat. And, to make the game even more difficult for Team Hevron, they were short several players. Truly a difficult match for Team Hevron. One player was given the extremely difficult task of playing goalie for the second half of this game. Playing goalie against the league’s leading scorer and most prolific offense is NOT an easy job. None the less, in twenty minutes of play, this player held Team Tsfat to 1 goal and this lone goal came as the result of a one-on-one breakaway; an almost impossible shot to stop. Team Hevron lost the game, but they found a rock-solid goalie in one of their players. We are proud to announce that this player from Team Hevron and the Hapoel Silver Spring S.C. “Play Hard” player of the week is... Shalom Sukol.

Past “Play Hard” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Zeke Melman (Hevron)
Week 2 – Shalom Sukol (Hevron)

Play Smart
The offensive power of Team Tsfat is becoming legendary. This week Team Tsfat added to their reputation by scoring 4 goals against a very tough Team Hevron. Dovid Feldman had 3 goals and 1 assist while Akiva Singer had 1 goal and 1 assist. (Assists and terrific efforts were also added by Max Byer and Ariel Baron.) We are proud to announce that the Hapoel Silver Spring “Play Smart” Players of the Week is...the offensive duo from Team Tsfat,... Dovid Feldman and Akiva Singer.

Past “Play Smart” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Dovid Feldman (Team Tsfat)
Week 2 – Dovid Feldman and Akiva Singer (Team Tsfat)

Be a Mensch
This week was Team Tiveria’s week. They played well offensively. They played well defensively. And, as a consequence, they played Team Yerushalayim and...won 1-0. Team Tiveria’s defense was anchored by stand-out goal keeper Yisroel Teitelbaum. Team Tiveria’s offense was lead by forward Saadia Tuchman who had the lone goal of the day. We are proud to announce that the Hapoel Silver Spring S.C. “Mensch” players of the week are both from Team Tiveria...Yisroel Teitelbaum and Saadia Tuchman.


Past “Mensch” Players of the Week:
Week 1 - Team Yerushalayim
Week 2 - Yisroel Teitelbaum and Saadia Tuchman (Team Tiveria)



Scores, League Standings and Leading Scorers
Game Scores: Team Tiveria 1 – Team Yerushalayim 0
Team Tsfat 4 – Team Hevron 0

Win Loss Tie
Team Tsfat 2- 0- 0
Team Hevron 1- 1- 0
Team Tiveria 1- 1- 0
Team Yerushalayim 0- 2- 0

Leading Scorers:
Dovid Feldman (Tsfat) 25 points 12 goals 1 assist
Zeke Melman (Hevron) 7 points 3 goals 1 assist
Akiva Singer (Tsfat) 6 points 2 goals 2 assists
Eli Bergman (Yerushalayim) 2 points 1 goals 0 assists
Saadia Tuchman (Tiveria) 2 points 1 goal 0 assists
Jonathan Galitzer (Hevron) 2 points 1 goals 0 assists
Eliezer Shames (Hevron) 2 points 1 goals 0 assists
Yoel Jaffe (Tiveria) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist
Ariel Baron (Tsfat) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist
Max Byer (Tsfat) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist

Looking Forward to Week 3

11:30 - Team Tsfat vs. Team Hevron – First-place Tsfat faces-off against second-place Hevron. Each team features high powered offenses and extremely stingy defenses. We anxiously await this grudge match.
12:00 - Team Yerushalayim vs. Team Tiveria – Team Yerushalayim and Team Tiveria both lost their first match during week 1. Both teams are anxious to get a win in week 2. We look forward to a great game.

 

Boy's K'tana (Four Malochim) League

Play Hard
Team Michael won their game 5-1. One player played goalie for the entire first half and held Team Uriel to only one goal. In the second half, this player played some goalie and then moved to the forward position where he was involved in an enormous amount of scoring opportunities. A truly impressive effort by this one player. And, this one player is the Hapoel Silver Spring “Play Hard” player of the week... Mendel Cohen.

Past “Play Hard” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Avrohom Mond (Team Rafael)
Week 2 – Mendel Cohen (Team Michael)

Play Smart
Opposing teams already are aware of Team Michael’s scoring duo of Max Frankl and Robert Ellenberg. And, this week was no different. Max had 2 goals and 2 assists while Robert had 2 goals and 1 assist. What was different was a new addition to the Team Michael scoring arsenal. This player had the goal of the game, had an assist, and was a constant threat on attack. The Hapoel Silver Spring Soccer Club is proud to announce that the “Play Smart” Player of the week is... Noah Horn.

Past “Play Smart” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Max Frankl (Team Michael)
Week 2 – Noah Horn (Team Michael)

Be a Mensch
With only three of six players able to make it to play for Team Rafael against cross-town rival Team Gavriel, Team Rafael was forced to play, literally twice as hard. Simmy Ruchelman anchored the defense and finished the game with a “shut-out” (no goals scored against him) while the offensive duo of Naftali Schwartz and Avi Pines combined for two goals. Naftali scored and Avi assisted him on both goals. The final score was... Team Rafael 2 - Team Gavriel 0. THAT is an impressive TEAM effort. We are proud to announce that the Hapoel Silver Spring S.C. “Mensch” players of the week are, from Team Rafael,....Avi Pines, Simmy Ruchelman, and Naftali Schwartz.

Past “Mensch” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Yitzie Feldman (Team Gavriel)
Week 2 – Avi Pines, Simmy Ruchelman, and Naftali Schwartz (Team Rafael)

Scores, League Standings and Leading Scorers

Game Scores: Team Rafael 2 – Team Gavriel 0
Team Michael 5 – Team Uriel 1

Win Loss Tie Points
Team Michael 2- 0 -0
Team Rafael 2- 0- 0
Team Uriel 0- 2- 0
Team Gavriel 0- 2- 0

Leading Scorers:
Max Frankl (Michael) 11 points 4 goals 3 assists
Naftali Schwartz (Rafael) 7 points 3 goals 1 assist
Robert Ellenberg (Michael) 7 points 3 goals 0 assists
Avrohom Mond (Rafael) 4 points 2 goals 0 assists
Noah Horn (Michael) 3 points 1 goal 1 assist
Yaakov Singer (Michael) 3 points 1 goal 1 assist
Avi Pines (Rafael) 3 points 0 goals 3 assists
Yitzie Feldman (Gavriel) 2 points 1 goal 0 assists
Sammy Mellman (Uriel) 2 points 1 goal 0 assists
Yonah Soskin (Uriel) 2 points 1 goal 0 assists
Duvie Bergman (Uriel) 1 points 0 goals 1 assist
Simmy Ruchelman (Rafael) 1 points 0 goals 1 assist

Looking Forward to Week 3

10:30 - Team Uriel vs. Team Gavriel – Both teams have extremely tough defenses and highlight several scoring threats. This game may prove to be the best game of the week.
11:00 - Team Michael vs. Team Rafael – Both teams have 2 wins and 0 losses. What a great match-up