Hapoel Fall Soccer - 5763 (2002) - Week Four

Boy's Chatzi (Four Holy Cities) League

Play Hard
Team Tsfat played Team Yerushalayim earlier this season and won 10-1. Team Yerushalayim proved today that they are not that same team. The players have improved there skill level and they are playing much better as a team. At halftime, the score of the game was tied at 1-1. The final score of the game was 5 goals less than when these same teams faced off three weeks ago. Team Yerushalayim has improved dramatically. And, particularly, a HUGE improvement for Team Yerushalayim has been within their defense. The Hapoel Silver Spring S.C. “Play Hard” players of the week are the defenders and goalie for Team Yerushalim....Elazar Reingold, Jason Kardon, and, goalie, Yoni Hawk.

Past “Play Hard” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Zeke Melman (Team Hevron)
Week 2 – Shalom Sukol (Team Hevron)
Week 3 – Max Byer, Ariel Baron (Team Tsfat)
Week 4 - Elazar Reingold, Jason Kardon, Yoni Hawk (Team Yerushalayim)

Play Smart
Team Hevron is a very talented team with many great offensive players. One player is a critical piece of the Team Hevron offensive powerhouse. And, this week, on an assist from Yisroel Mond, he scored the winning goal over Team Tiveria. This player, who is the “Play Smart” player of the week is...Eliezer Shames.

Past “Play Smart” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Dovid Feldman (Team Tsfat)
Week 2 – Dovid Feldman, Akiva Singer (Team Tsfat)
Week 3 – Yisroel Mond (Team Hevron)
Week 4 – Eliezer Shames (Team Hevron)

Be a Mensch
Team Tiveria very nearly beat the powerhouse of Team Hevron. Though it has taken a couple of weeks for Team Tiveria to “come together” as a team, they definitively showed the league today that they can play soccer with anyone. Though all of Team Tiveria played beautifully and as a team, one player played particularly well. He played hard, he played smart, and he was a mensch. He had Team Tiveria’s goal on an assist from Saadia Tuchman and Eli Bookstaber. The Hapoel Silver Spring S.C. “Mensch” player of the week is, from Team Tiveria,... Amir Klein.


Past “Mensch” Players of the Week:
Week 1 - Team Yerushalayim
Week 2 - Yisroel Teitelbaum and Saadia Tuchman (Team Tiveria)
Week 3 – Jonathan Galitzer (Team Hevron)
Week 4 – Amir Klein (Team Tiveria)



Scores, League Standings and Leading Scorers

Game Scores: Team Hevron 2 – Team Tiveria 1
Team Tsfat 5 – Team Yerushalayim 1

Win Loss Tie
Team Tsfat 4- 0- 0
Team Hevron 3- 1- 0
Team Tiveria 1- 3- 0
Team Yerushalayim 0- 4- 0

Leading Scorers:
Dovid Feldman (Tsfat) 44 points 21 goals 2 assist
Akiva Singer (Tsfat) 12 points 5 goals 2 assists
Jonathan Galitzer (Hevron) 11 points 5 goals 1 assists
Zeke Melman (Hevron) 9 points 4 goals 1 assist
Eli Bergman (Yerushalayim) 4 points 2 goals 0 assists
Yisroel Mond (Hevron) 4 points 1 goal 2 assist
Eliezer Shames (Hevron) 4 points 2 goals 0 assists
Ariel Baron (Tsfat) 3 point 1 goals 1 assist
Saadia Tuchman (Tiveria) 3 points 1 goal 1 assists
Amir Klein (Tiveria) 2 points 1 goal 0 assist
Yoel Jaffe (Tiveria) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist
Max Byer (Tsfat) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist
Yaakov Rosen (Tsfat) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist
Eli Bookstaber 1 point 0 goals 1 assist


Looking Forward to Week 5

11:30 - Team Tsfat vs. Team Hevron – This match needs no build-up. In the beginning of the season when Team Hevron was missing several of their key players, Team Hevron lost to Team Tsfat. Look for this to be one of the best games of the season thus far.
11:30 - Team Yerushaliyim vs. Team Tiveria – Team Yerushalayim is primed to avenge their previous loss to Team Tiveria. This is an enormous grudge match.

Boy's K'tana (Four Malochim) League

Play Hard
In soccer, there are great goals and there are great shots. Possibly the best shot in the league thus far this season occurred during the Team Rafael vs. Team Uriel game. The player from Team Rafael who took this shot was at least 20 yards away from Team Uriel’s goal. He stole the ball from Team Uriel, took one step, and hit one of the hardest shots this league has seen thus far. Though the ball sailed barely wide of the goal, any soccer-loving person will never forget this shot. This player is best known for his talents as a goalie for Team Rafael. Yet, this week, this player showed he has an excellent shot as well. This player, and the Hapoel Silver Spring "Play Hard" Player of the week is... Shmueli Mark.

Shmueli Mark (with ball) surrounded by players

Past “Play Hard” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Avrohom Mond (Team Rafael)
Week 2 – Mendel Cohen (Team Michael)
Week 3 – Duvie Bergman (Team Uriel), Dovid Nachman Fisher (Team Gavriel)
Week 4 – Shmueli Mark (Team Rafael)

Play Smart
There are three “Play Smart” players of the week this week.

Team Uriel and Team Michael have proven themselves to be two of the hardest working teams in the league. Every game they show up to play and they show up to win. They play hard, they play smart, and they are mensches. One player epitomizes the strong work and mental toughness of Team Uriel while one player epitomizes the strong work and mental toughness of Team Michael. Every week, on both offense and defense, these two players shows up and play hard, play smart, and are big mensches. Not only do they work extremely hard all over the field, but... the player for Team Uriel assisted Sammy Melman on his goal this week and the player for Team Michael had three assists in Team Michael’s win. Two of the three "Play Smart" Players of the week are, from Team Uriel... Yonah Soskin...and, from Team Michael,...Yaakov Singer.

There is a third “Play Smart” player of the week. This player was the “Be a Mensch” player of the week last week and, this same player, continued to impress the Hapoel Silver Spring Soccer Club. He played extremely hard and had two assists in Team Michael’s win this week. The third Hapoel Silver Spring “Play Smart” player of the week is from Team Michael and is...Yizchok Singer.

Past “Play Smart” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Max Frankl (Team Michael)
Week 2 – Noah Horn (Team Michael)
Week 3 – Max Frankl (Team Michael), Noah Horn (Team Michael), Naftali Schwartz (Team Rafael)
Week 4 – Yonah Soskin (Team Uriel), Yaakov Singer (Team Michael), Yitzchok Singer (Team Michael)

Be a Mensch
Team Michael has yet to lose this season. After three games, Team Michael has only been scored upon twice. Team Michael is a “scary” team to play. Team Gavriel was playing a very good team and...they only had four players! Team Gavriel faced Team Michael and had every reason to be afraid of playing them. But, this was NOT the case. Team Gavriel worked hard. Team Gavriel played smart. And, above all, the players of Team Gavriel were big, Big, BIG Mensches. Team Gavriel scored a goal on Team Michael through Yitzie Feldman and went into halftime WINNING 1-0. Due to their lack of players, Team Gavriel lost to Team Michael. But, no one can deny, that this week Team Gavriel showed everyone that they can play soccer with anyone in this league. The “Mensch” players of the week, for their courageous performance against Team Michael, are the players from Team Gavriel... Aaron Komarow, Yoni Jaffe, Yitzie Feldman, and Dovid Nachman Fisher.

Aaron Komarow

Past “Mensch” Players of the Week:
Week 1 – Yitzie Feldman (Team Gavriel)
Week 2 – Avi Pines, Simmy Ruchelman, and Naftali Schwartz (Team Rafael)
Week 3 – Sammy Mellman (Team Uriel), Yizchok Singer (Team Michael)
Week 4 – Team Gavriel (Aaron Komarow, Yoni Jaffe, Yitzie Feldman, and Dovid Nachman Fisher)

Scores, League Standings and Leading Scorers

Game Scores: Team Uriel 1 – Team Rafael 4
Team Michael 7 – Team Gavriel 1

Win Loss Tie
Team Michael 4- 0- 0
Team Rafael 3- 1- 0
Team Uriel 1- 3- 0
Team Gavriel 0- 4- 0

Leading Scorers:
Max Frankl (Michael) 21 points 9 goals 3 assists
Robert Ellenberg (Michael) 12 points 6 goals 0 assists
Naftali Schwartz (Rafael) 8 points 3 goals 2 assist
Sammy Mellman (Uriel) 8 points 4 goals 0 assists
Avrohom Mond (Rafael) 8 points 4 goals 0 assists
Noah Horn (Michael) 8 points 3 goals 2 assist
Yaakov Singer (Michael) 7 points 1 goal 5 assists
Simmy Ruchelman (Rafael) 6 points 2 goals 2 assist
Avi Pines (Rafael) 5 points 0 goals 5 assists
Duvie Bergman (Uriel) 4 points 1 goals 2 assist
Yitzie Feldman (Gavriel) 4 points 2 goal 0 assists
Yonah Soskin (Uriel) 3 points 1 goal 1 assists
Yitzchok Singer (Michael) 2 points 0 goals 0 asists
Meir Retter (Uriel) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist
Nathaniel Mayberg (Uriel) 1 point 0 goals 1 assist

Looking Forward to Week 5

10:30 - Team Rafael vs. Team Gavriel – Team Rafael has to face Team Gavriel. Team Gavriel looked very strong during the first half of their game against Team Michael. Look for an upset from Team Gavriel over Team Rafael as every game they have looked better and better.
10:30 - Team Uriel vs. Team Michael – Team Michael is undefeated. Team Uriel is more than capable of handing Michael their first loss of the season