Hapoel Fall Soccer - 5764 (2003) - Finals

THE G'DOLA LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Eight - The Finals

The Play-off Finals Game Summaries

In the Boy's G'dola League, Team Tsfat beat Team Tiveria 2-0 in the Consolation Final. Both goals were scored by Dovid Feldman with the first assisted by Max Byer.

The Boy's G'dola League Championship Final was a match to remember for many years where last year's reigning champion, Team Chevron, played this years reigning regular season champion, Team Yerushalayim. After two overtimes, the game was deadlocked at 0-0. For the third overtime period, the Hapoel Soccer League used their unique format which involves removing a player from each squad every two minutes. With only three players remaining on the field and the fans boiling over with excitement, Matty Miller of Team Yerushalayim scored the game winner over Team Chevron with minutes remaining in in the overtime period. Yerushalayim 1, Chevron 0... and the Hapoel League has a new G'dola League Champion.

The Regular Season Champion and PLAY-OFF CHAMPION is... Team Yerushalayim.
(Coach Bergman, Noach Bergman, Matty Miller, Eli Bergman, Yossi Miller, Elazar Reingold, Jason Kardon, David Kriesberg, Izzy Kates, Shmuel Gabai, Jason Frances)


Week 8 Honors
The "Play Hard" Player of the Week: For a great season, for a great final, and for giving the league so many beautiful goals, the Play Hard Player of the Week is... Dovid Feldman, Tsfat.


Past "Play Hard" Award Winners this Season:
Week 1- Dani Singer, Team Tsfat and Matty Miller, Yerushalayim
Week 2- Shalom Sukol, Chevron
Week 3- Daniel Felber and Jordan Frances, Chevron, Jason Frances, Yerushalayim, and Akiva Singer and Dovid Feldman, Team Tsfat.
Week 4- Jason Kardon, Yerushalayim and Team Tsfat (Ami Ifrah, Ezra Feldman, Dovid Feldman, Ariel Baron, Yaakov Rosen, Akiva Singer, and Dani Singer).
Week 5- Yoel Jaffe, Team Tiveria and Gedalia Kott, Team Tsfat.
Week 6- Ezra Feldman, Tsfat and Zeke Melman and Nachmi Kott, Team Chevron.
Week 7- Yisroel Tietelbaum, Ze'ev Katz, and Ariel Isser, Team Tiveria, and Avraham David and Tzvi Sanders, Team Chevron.
Week 8- Dovid Feldman, Tsfat

The "Play Smart" Players of the Week: For a great season, for a great final, and for creating a game the players and fans will probably never forget, the Play Smart Players of the Week are... Team Chevron (Steven Elenberg, Avraham David Sanders, Yisroel Mond, Zeke Melman, Shalom Sukol, Nachmi Kott, Tzvi Sanders, and, from the sidelines, Jordan Frances)

Past "Play Smart " Award Winners this Season:
Week 1- Noach Bergman, Yerushalayim.
Week 2- Max Byer (Goalie), Ami Ifrah, and Ari Byer, Team Tsfat.
Week 3- Elisha Klejman, Tiveria and Eli Bergman, Yerushalayim.
Week 4- Yossi Miller and Elazar Reingold, Yerushalayim.
Week 5- Noach Aryeh Schwartz, Tiveria and Yisroel Mond, Team Chevron.
Week 6- David Kriesberg, Izzy Kates, Shmuel Gabai, Yerushalayim
Week 7- Jesse Schloss, Elie Mendlowitz, Saadia Tuchman, and Yoel Jaffe, Team Tiveria.
Week 8- Team Chevron (Steven Elenberg, Avraham David Sanders, Yisroel Mond, Zeke Melman, Shalom Sukol, Nachmi Kott, Tzvi Sanders, and Jordan Frances)

The "Mensch" Players of the Week: For a great season, for a great final, and for winning with humility and class, the Mensch Players of the Week are... Matty Miller and Noach Bergman, Yerushalayim.

Past "Mensch" Award Winners this Season:
Week 1- Steven Elenberg and Jonathan Galitzer, Team Chevron.
Week 2- Elie Mendlowitz, Team Tiveria and Dovid Feldman, Team Tsfat
Week 3- Saadia Tuchman, Team Tiveria.
Week 4- Yisroel Mond, Team Chevron.
Week 5- Matty Miller, Team Yerushalayim.
Week 6- Yeshayahu Schwartz, Tiveria
Week 7- Zeke Melman, Chevron.
Week 8- Matty Miller and Noach Bergman, Yerushalayim

Play-Off Final Leading Scorers
Matty Miller/Yerushalayim : 6 Points, 3 Goals, 0 Assists
Dovid Feldman/Tsfat: 6 Points, 3 Goals, 0 Assists
Steven Elenberg/Chevron: 3 Points, 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Yisroel Mond /Chevron: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Noach Bergman /Yerushalayim: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Max Byer /Tsfat: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist
Zeke Melman /Chevron: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist


Next- The Awards Banquet
6- Tuesday, December 9th at Max's


THE K'TANA LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Eight (The Finals)

Boy’s Division: K’tana League (1st - 3rd Grade Boys)

Game Summaries:

In the first Boy's K'tana League consolation game, the Be'er Sheva Red Wolves played gorgeous soccer but fell to the B'nai Brak Golden Lions, 2-1. Naftali Schwartz had both of the Golden Lions goals while Robert Elenberg scored the Red Wolves lone tally. The Golden Lions finished 5th in the league standings and the Red Wolves finished 6th.

In the second Boy's K'tana League consolation game, the Eilat Silver Sharks beat the Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins, 2-0. Duvie Bergman had the first goal with an assist by Eitan Grunhaus and the second goal was scored unassisted by Eli Bookstaber. The Silver Sharks finished 3rd in the league standings and the Blue Dolphins finished 4th.

The K'tana Boys League Final was an eagerly awaited rematch between the last year's league champion and this year's regular season champion, the Netanya Orange Hawks, and this year's regular season second place finisher, the Haifa Green Eagles. Impressively, the Orange Hawks had only lost once in their team's history and it was to... the Green Eagles. The first goal of the game was scored by Mendel Cohen of the Orange Hawks with an assist from Yaakov Singer. Being down 1-0, the Green Eagles had several scoring chances including a shot that was literally pulled off of the goal-line by the Orange Hawks goalie. A truly exciting game. And, with merely seconds remaining in the game, the Orange Hawks team leader, Max Frankl, scored the final goal of the game to seal the victory for the Orange Hawks, 2-0.

The Regular Season Champion and PLAY-OFF CHAMPION is the... Netanya Orange Hawks.
(Coach Frankl, Max Frankl, Noah Horn, Yaakov Singer, Mendel Cohen, Yechezkel Levine, Jeremy Kardon, Yehuda Rudack, Yoni Ferneau, Chaim Shlomo Komarow, Dovid Levine)

Week 8 Honors
The "Play Hard" Players of the Week: For a great season, for a great final, and for always playing with 100% effort, the Play Hard Players of the Week are... Naftali Schwartz, B'nai Brak Golden Lions and Robert Elenberg and Danny Dasher, Be'er Sheva Red Wolves.

Past "Play Hard" Award Winners this Season:
Week 1- Duvie Bergman, Eilat Silver Sharks and Yaakov Singer, Netanya Orange Hawks.
Week 2- Shlomo Menachem Lipman, Eilat Silver Sharks, Shmueli Mark, Eilat Silver Sharks, and Yonah Soskin, Haifa Green Eagles.
Week 3- Avi Pines, B'nai Brak Golden Lions, Eliyahu Feldman, B'nai Brak Golden Lions, Nathanial Felber, Haifa Green Eagles
Week 4- Nachi Bramson, Mickey Pines, and Moshe Dovolsky (goalie), B'nai Brak Golden Lions, The Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins (Aaron Komarow, Huda Mendlowitz, Yitzi Feldman, Aviaad Grunhaus, Chaiby Leiman, Yoni Hawk, Ahrele Leiman, Meir Komarow, and Shlomo Yaakov Danesh, and Avrohom Mond, Eilat Silver Sharks
Week 5- Feivel Cohen, Eilat Silver Sharks, Jacob Black, Be'er Sheva Red Wolves, and Yechezkel Levine, Natanya Orange Hawks.
Week 6- Iky Cohen, Haifa Green Eagles.
Week 7- Dovid Nachman Fischer, Eilat Silver Sharks.
Week 8- Naftali Schwartz, B'nai Brak Golden Lions and Robert Elenberg and Danny Dasher, Be'er Sheva Red Wolves.

The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: For a great season, for a great final, and for winning with humility and class, AND, for tying the League Record for Play-off Goals and Points scored, the Play Smart Player of the Week is... Duvie Bergman, Eilat Silver Sharks.

Past "Play Smart" Award Winners this Season:
Week 1- Yehuda Mendlowitz, Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins
Week 2- Daniel Ginsburg, Haifa Green Eagles and Danny Dasher and Daniel Israel (Goalie), Be'er Sheva Red Wolves.
Week 3- Naftali Schwartz, B'nai Brak Golden Lions, Yonaton Abrams, Be'er Sheva Red Wolves, and Moshe Schorr, Haifa Green Eagles.
Week 4- Eli Bookstaber and Duvie Bergman, Eilat Silver Sharks and Sammy Mellman and Tzvi Wallach, Haifa Green Eagles.
Week 5- Shlomo Sanders, B'nai Brak Golden Lions.
Week 6- Isaac Dubrawsky and Daniel Ginsburg, Haifa Green Eagles.
Week 7- Meir Retter, Haifa Green Eagles.
Week 8- Duvie Bergman, Eilat Silver Sharks.

The "Mensch" Players of the Week: For a great season, for a great final, and for winning with humility and class, the First Mensch Player of the Week is... Max Frankl, Netanya Orange Hawks.

For a great season, for a great final, and for creating a game the players and fans will probably never forget, the Mensch Players of the Week are... The Haifa Green Eagles (Coach Ravin, Sammy Mellman, Yonah Soskin, Meir Retter, Nathaniel Felber, Moshe Schorr, Iky Cohen, Jacob Mellman, Daniel Ginsburg, Isaac Dubrawsky, Tzvi Wallach)

Past "Mensch" Award Winners this Season:
Week 1- Robert Elenberg, Be’er Sheva Red Wolves
Week 2- Naftali Schwartz, B'nai Brak Golden Lions, Iky Cohen, Haifa Green Eagles and The Team Netanya Orange Hawks (Max Frankl, Yaakov Singer, Noah Horn, Mendel Cohen, Yechezkiel Levine, Jeremy Kardon, Yehuda Rudack, Yoni Ferneau, Chaim Shlomo Komarow, and Dovid Levine.
Week 3- Naftali Ginsburg, Eilat Silver Sharks and Max Frankl, Netanya Orange Hawks
Week 4- Gil Melkin, Be'er Sheva Red Wolves.
Week 5- Aviaad Grunhaus, Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins.
Week 6- The Be'er Sheva Red Wolves (Naftali Simcha Swartz, Robert Elenberg, Yonaton Abrams, Yonah Haber, Brian BJ Frances, Yosef Frances, Daniel Israel, Jacob Black, and Gil Melkin)
Week 7- Jacob Melman, Haifa Green Eagles
Week 8- Max Frankl, Netanya Orange Hawks and The Haifa Green Eagles (Coach Ravin, Sammy Mellman, Yonah Soskin, Meir Retter, Nathaniel Felber, Moshe Schorr, Iky Cohen, Jacob Mellman, Daniel Ginsburg, Isaac Dubrawsky, Tzvi Wallach)

Final Play-off League Leading Scorers
Player/Team and Points
Duvie Bergman/Silver 8 Points, 4 Goals, and 0 Assists (Ties Yitzi Feldman's "Most Play-off Points and Goals" League Record)
Iky Cohen/Green 6 Points, 3 Goals, and 0 Assists
Yaakov Singer/Orange 7 Points, 3 Goals, 1 Assist
Naftali Schwartz/Gold 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Yitzi Feldman/Blue 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Noah Horn/Orange 2 Points, 1 Goal, and 0 Assists
Mendel Cohen/Orange 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Max Frankl /Orange 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Robert Elenberg/Red 2 Points, 1 Goal, and 0 Assists
Naftali Ginsburg /Silver 1 Point, 0 Goals, and 1 Assist
Eli Bookstaber /Silver 1 Point, 0 Goals, and 1 Assist
Chaim Shlomo Komarow/Orange 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist

Next- The Awards Banquet
2- Sunday, December 7th at Max's


THE GIRLS LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Eight (The Finals)

Third Round of the "Best-of-Three" Round-Robin Play-off Summary

In the Girl's K'tana League, the Eilat Orange Falcons beat the Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins, 6-0. Both Bashe Goodman and Thea Ornstein had two goals each while Sarah Miriam Sukol and Nechama Biberfeld also netted a goal each. Sarah Miriam Sukol, Nechama Biberfeld, and Rochel Biberfeld all had assists. Despite the big win, the Orange Hawks finished second to the Blue Dolphins due to only winning this one game in a best-of-three championship series.

The Girl's K'tana League Regular Season and PLAY-OFF CHAMPION is... Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins.
(Coach Felber, Chana Aliza Miller, Hadasa Solomson, Sarah Morris, Laina Miller, Tzviya Melman, Rochel Biberfeld, Adena Miller)

In the Girl's G'dola League, Tsfat played Chevron to a 0-0 deadlock. The two goalies for the game, Shayna Malka Sragg and Miriam Klein were outstanding on the day. The tie resulted in Team Chevron winning the Championship due to a better record in the best-of-three championship format.

The Girl's G'dola League Regular Season and PLAY-OFF CHAMPION is... Chevron (Orange).
(Coach Elenberg, Hannah Ornstein, Atara Siegel, Tirtze Cohen, Toba Cohen, Shayna Malka Sragg, Sarah Ruchelman, Sarah Bracha Cohen, Malka Biberfeld, Leah Meth, and Ayeli Miller)

Week 8 Honors
The "Play Hard" Player of the Week: For a great season, for a great final, and for never giving up, the Play Hard Player of the Week is the... Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins.

Past "Play Hard" Award Winners this Season:
Week 1- Kayla Cohen, Team Eilat
Week 2- Ilana Ruchelman, Be'er Sheva Blue and Shayna Malka Sragg, Naomi Wakschlag, and Atara Siegel, Chevron (Orange).
Week 3- Rochel Biberfeld, Tel Aviv and Falicia Elenberg, Eilat
Week 4- Nechama Biberfeld, Haifa and Sarah Morris, Tel Aviv
Week 5- Tirtze Cohen, Team Tiveria, Adena Miller, Tel Aviv, and Talia Gross, Eilat
Week 5- Tirtze Cohen, Team Tiveria, Adena Miller, Tel Aviv, and Talia Gross, Eilat
Week 6- Dina Siegel, Tsfat
Week 7- Laina Miller, Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins
Week 8- The Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins

The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: For a great season, for a great final, and for dazzling us with her skills all season, the Play Smart Player of the Week is... Gaby Hughes, Chevron.

Past "Play Smart" Award Winners this Season:
Week 1- Laina Miller, Team Tel Aviv
Week 2- Thea Ornstein, Sarah Miriam Sukol, and Hadasa Solomson, Haifa Orange.
Week 3- Bashe Goodman and Tzviya Melman, Tel Aviv.
Week 4- Gaby Hughes, Chevron.
Week 5- Adina Felber and Sara Bracha Cohen, Team Yerushalayim.
Week 6- Laina Miller, Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins
Week 7- Falicia Elenberg and Rochel Biberfeld, Eilat Orange Falcons
Week 8- Gaby Hughes, Tsfat

The "Mensch" Player of the Week: For a great season, for a great final, and for winning with humility and class, the Mensch Players of the Week are... Thea Ornstein and Bashe Goodman, Eilat Orange Falcons.

Past "Mensch" Award Winners this Season:
Week 1- Malka Biberfeld and Hannah Ornstein, Team Tiveria and Elisheva and Rivka Malka Swartz, Team Yerushalayim.
Week 2- Shayna Dasher, Tsfat.
Week 3- Atara Gedalowitz, Tiveria.
Week 4- Rachel Black, Team Tsfat.
Week 5- Sarah Ruchelman, Toba Cohen, and Shayna Dasher, Team Tiveria.
Week 6- Sarah Miriam Sukol, Eilat Orange Falcons.
Week 7- Miriam Klein, Tsfat and Shayna Malka Sragg, Chevron.
Week 8- Thea Ornstein and Bashe Goodman, Eilat Orange Falcons.

Girl's Final Play-off Leading Scorers
Laina Miller/ Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins: 8 Points, 4 Goals, 0 Assists
Bashe Goodman /Eilat Orange Falcons: 6 Points, 3 Goals, 0 Assists
Thea Ornstein / Eilat Orange Falcons: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Nechama Biberfeld / Eilat Orange Hawks: 3 Points, 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Sarah Miriam Sukol / Eilat Orange Hawks: 3 Points, 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Hannah Ornstein/Chevron: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Shayna Dasher/Tsfat: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Malka Biberfeld/Chevron: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Rochel Biberfeld/Chevron: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist


Next- The Awards Banquet
6- Monday, December 8th at Max's