Hapoel Fall Soccer - 5764 (2003) - Semi-Finals

THE G'DOLA LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Seven - The Semi-Finals

Game Summaries

Team Tiveria had a very difficult semi-final match-up against Team Yerushalayim. Despite Team Tiveria missing their leading scorer and a key playmaker, they played tough all game. Unfortunately, Team Yerushalayim proved to be too much for them to handle and they finished the game with a 3-0 loss. Team Yerushalayim, the leagues regular season champion, had two gorgeous goals from Matty Miller and the third came from Noach Bergman.

Team Tsfat played Team Chevron in the other semi-final. This match-up was a rematch of last year's Grand Final and this year's game proved no less exciting. Despite being down 1-0, Team Chevron came back to win the game 2-1. The first goal came from a beautiful instep drive from Zeke melman which Steven Elenberg barely needed to touch to sneak by the Tsfat goalie. The winning goal came from Yisroel Mond with an assist from Steven Elenberg.

The Play-off Finals are Next Week!

Week 7 Honors
The "Play Hard" Players of the Week: There are five, yes, five, Play Hard Players of the Week this week. And while the award is being given to these players this week, the award really speaks to their playing hard all season. These players show up every week ready to play and they consistently play hard. The Play Hard Players of the Week are... Yisroel Tietelbaum, Ze'ev Katz, and Ariel Isser, Team Tiveria, and Avraham David and Tzvi Sanders, Team Chevron.


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.

The "Play Smart" Players of the Week: Four players for Team Tiveria may have played their best games of the season. Despite losing their match, these four boys played hard and played very smart. And, this week's Play Smart Players of the Week are... Jesse Schloss, Elie Mendlowitz, Saadia Tuchman, and Yoel Jaffe, Team Tiveria.


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, Team Yerushalayim.

The "Mensch" Players of the Week: There may be no other player in the league more unselfish than this young man. He shows up every week to play hard, play smart, and play like a mensch. He plays every position on the field and plays each with equal dedication. This week he had a gorgeous shot that was touched into the goal by Steven Elenberg. Though the goal was not credited to this young man, the shot was a gorgeous, hard in-step drive. This boy should be very proud of his effort today. For his hard work all season, for his "smarts" all season, and for his general menschlikite both on and off the field, the Mensch Player of the Week is... Zeke Melman, Chevron.

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

Play-Off Leading Scorers
Matty Miller/Yerushalayim : 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Dovid Feldman/Tsfat: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Steven Ellenberg/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
Zeke Melman /Chevron: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist


Next Game’s Match-ups - The Play-off Finals
12:30 - Team Chevron vs.Team Yerushalayim (Last year's Champion vs. this year's Regular Season Champion.)
Team Tiveria vs. Team Tsfat (Both teams wants this win badly.)


THE K'TANA LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Seven (Second Round of Play-offs)

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

Game Summaries:

The first league match saw the Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins play the Netanya Orange Hawks. Both teams had one win and zero losses in the play-offs and both teams needed the win to go to the Championship Final. At games end, the Orange Hawks prevailed with a 1-0 win from a Yaakov Singer goal.

The second league match featured the Eilat Silver Sharks and the Bnai Brak Golden Lions. Both teams needed a win to keep their championship hopes alive. At games end, the Silver Sharks won 2-0 with two goals from Duvie Bergman. The first goal was assisted by Naftali Ginsburg while the second goal was assisted by Eli Bookstaber.

The Be'er Sheva Red Wolves faced a seemingly insurmountable task when they played the Regular season second-place finisher Haifa Green Eagles. The Red Wolves had yet to win a game his season and the Green Eagles had recently came off a win over the formerly undefeated Orange Hawks. Despite the odds be highly against the Red Wolves, they tied the Green Eagles and gained a point in the play-off standings. A fantastic effort by the Red Wolves to gain this tie and a fantastic effort by the Green Eagles to earn a spot in the Championship Finals.

Week 7 Honors
The "Play Hard" Players of the Week: There are five Play Hard Players of the Game the hapoel Soccer Committee wants to draw special attention to this week, but not just for their play this week. For there play all season. These five players show up week in and week out and... Play Hard. These five Play Hard Award winners are... Simmy Ruchelman, Yehuda Keleman, and Hirsh Milgraum, Bnai Brak Golden Eagles and Eitan Grunhaus and Rafi Singer, Eilat Silver Sharks.

The sixth Play Hard Player of the Week has played well all season, but today he played especially well. The aspect of his game that stood out the most today was that he played defense with composure yet he also played defense aggressively. For his hard play, the second and final Play Hard Award winner is... Dovid Nachman Fischer, Eilat Silver Sharks.

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.

The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: This player played an excellent all around game today, helping out on defense as well as assisting on offense. He showed true ‘smarts’ in choosing when to go after loose balls versus when to play back and what for something to develop. He demonstrated hard effort and lots of hustle too. This week's Play Smart Award winner is... Meir Retter, Haifa Green Eagles.

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.

The "Mensch" player of the week: The Mensch Player of the Week this week was selected unanimously by the Hapoel Soccer Committee. This player has continuously showed his willingness and ability to play any position given to him, understanding the importance of each team member’s role on the team, and how all of the roles enable the team to succeed. For his continued hard effort, smarts, and willingness to put his team first, this player receives the Mensch award. The Mensch Player of the Week is... Jacob Melman, Haifa Green Eagles.

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 ).

League Play-Off Standings
Team W L T Points GF GA
Netanya Orange Hawks 2 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Ties for 6 Points. 4 Goals For and 0 Goals Against.
Haifa Green Eagles 1 Win, 0 Losses, 1 Tie for 4 Points. 3 Goals For and 1 Goal Against.
Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins 1 Win, 1 Loss, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 2 Goals For and 1 Goal Against.
Eilat Silver Sharks 1 Win, 1 Loss, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 3 Goal For and 3 Goals Against.
Be’er Sheva Red Wolves 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 1 Tie for 1 Point. 0 Goals For and 3 Goals Against.
B’nai Brak Golden Lions 0 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Ties for 0 Points. 0 Goals For and 4 Goals Against.


Play-off League Leading Scorers
Player/Team and Points
Iky Cohen/Green 6 Points, 3 Goals, and 0 Assists
Yaakov Singer/Orange 6 Points, 3 Goals, 0 Assists
Duvie Bergman/Silver 6 Points, 3 Goals, and 0 Assists
Yitzi Feldman/Blue 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Noah Horn/Orange 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 Week’s Match-ups
Sunday, November 23rd K’tana League Play-offs
10:00 - The Liga Katana Play-offs:
Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins vs. Eilat Silver Sharks (One of the great rivalries of this league)
11:15 - Netanya Orange Hawks vs. Haifa Green Eagles (Last year's champion vs. the only team that has ever defeated them.)
Be’er Sheva Red Wolves vs. B’nai Brak Golden Lions (Both teams want this win badly.)


THE GIRLS LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Seven

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

In the K’tana League, the Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins beat the Eilat Orange Falcons, 3-1. The regular season leading scorer, Laina Miller, scored all three of the Blue Dolphins goal. Bashe Goodman had the Orange Falcons lone goal. The Blue Dolphins lead the series 2-0.


In the G’dola League, Tsfat tied Chevron 0-0. Chevron leads the play-off series 1-0. Tsfat needs to win next weeks game by a goal or more to win the championship.

Week 7 Honors
The "Play Hard" Players of the Week: She had three goals and she earned every single won of them. The Play Hard Player of the week is... Laina Miller, 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 6- Dina Siegel, Tsfat

The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: The two Play Smart Players of the Week have possibly improved more than any other players in the league this year. Both players were playing for the short-handed Eilat Orange Falcons squad this week and both played exceptionally. They played hard. They never gave up. And, above all, they played the game "with their heads". They played very, very smart. The Play Smart Players of the week are... Falicia Elenberg and Rochel Biberfeld, Eilat Orange Falcons.

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- Gavi Hughes, Chevron.
Week 5- Adina Felber and Sara Bracha Cohen, Team Yerushalayim.
Week 6- Laina Miller, Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins

The "Mensch" Player of the Week: These two Mensch Players of the week just happened to play outstanding games. They also happen to both be goalkeepers. It is not a conicidence that these two players played so well and the score was 0-0. They played hard, they played smart, and, above all, they played like big mensches. The Mensch Players of the week are... Miriam Klein, Tsfat and Shayna Malka Sragg, Chevron .

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.

Girl's Play-offs Leading Scorers
Laina Miller/ Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins: 8 Points, 4 Goals, 0 Assists
Hannah Ornstein/Chevron: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Bashe Goodman /Eilat Orange Falcons: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Shayna Dasher/Tsfat: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Malka Biberfeld/Chevron: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists


Next Game's Match-up - Round Three of a Best-of-Three Game Play-Off
10- K'tana League: Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins (Won Two of Three Games) vs. the Eilat Orange Falcons. Will the Blue Dolphins win all three games?
10- G'dola League: Tsfat vs. Chevron. Tsfat needs to win next weeks game by a goal or more to win the championship.