Hapoel Fall Soccer - 5764 (2003) - Week 2

THE G'DOLA LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Two

Boy’s Division: G'dola League (4th - 6th Grade Boys)

Game Summaries

A Deja Vu of last year's Championship Final: Team Chevron vs. Team Tsfat. And, to the make the deja vu even stronger, there were five goals scored and they were all scored by Jonathan Galitzer and Dovid Feldman. But, that is where the Deja Vu ends. This time Team Chevron did not emerge victorious but Team Tsfat did. Feldman and Tsfat had 3 goals while Galitzer and Chevron had 2. The final score: Tsfat 3- Chevron 2. One of Dovid Feldman's goals was assisted by his brother Ezra.

A tough Team Tiveria played the current league leader Team Yerushalayim and... beat them 1-0 on a goal by Noach Aryeh Schwartz. Despite a loss to Team Chevron in week one, everybody now knows that Team Tiveria should never be taken lightly. Despite a hard fought loss, Team Yerushalayim showed the league that they have a "never say quit " attitude. They fought very hard to the very end of the match.

After Week One, Yerushalayim and Chevron seemed the obvious favorites to play in the Championship finals. After Week Two, Tiveria and Tsfat seem to be the two best teams in the league. The bottomline is that the G'dola League has four great teams.

Week 2 Honors
The "Play Hard" Player of the Week: Maybe it's just me, but it feels like just yesterday that I was giving this exact same player the "Play Hard" player of the week. Though not the biggest player in the league, this boy is fearless. he goes in hard for every tackle, no matter how big his opponent is, and... usually wins the ball. To watch this player play is to watch the epitome of the "Play Hard" award. Though he won this award many times last year, for the first time this year, the Play Hard Player of the Week is... Shalom Sukol, Chevron.
The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: When people think of Team Tsfat, they think of two things. their ability to score goals and... there stingy defense. Last season, Team Tsfat had one of the most difficult defenses to score upon in the league and in this current season... nothing has changed. Tsfat's defense held Team Chevron's outstanding offense to only two goals. And, those two goals they felt they could have "saved". Tsfat has a great defense. Though many players play defense for Tsfat, three players are the defensive anchors. These defensive anchors for Team Tsfat and the Hapoel Soccer Smart Players of the Week are.... Max Byer (Goalie), Ami Ifrah, and Ari Byer, Team Tsfat.
The "Mensch" Players of the Week: Elie Mendlowitz of Team Tiveria played very hard and smart defensively this week. Any time a defender holds Matty Miller and Noach Bergman of Team Yerushalayim to zero goals, that is a great day's work. Elie preserved a 1-0 lead for the Tiveria Orange team. And, above all, his "menschlichkeit" showed in his concern when he inadvertently injured another player. This player from Team Tiveria and the first Mensch Player of the Week is... Elie Mendlowitz, Team Tiveria.

Dovid Feldman of Team Tsfat is no stranger to scoring goals. This week he had a hat-trick (3 goals) to seal the victory for Team Tsfat over last year's champion Team Chevron. While there are many ways to score goals, Dovid has a way of scoring goals that is just... beautiful. His trademark "moves" are composed of stops and starts and frequent changes of direction. And, above all, his biggest "move" is neatly tucking the ball into the back of the net. For his gorgeous performance this week and putting his name back on the top of the league's goal scoring leader board, the second Mensch Player of the Week is... Dovid Feldman, Team Tsfat.

League Standings
Yerushalayim: 1 Win, 1 Loss, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 4 Goals For and 1 Goal Against.
Chevron: 1 Win, 1 Loss, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 4 Goals For and 4 Goals Against.
Tiveria: 1 Win, 1 Loss, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 2 Goals For and 2 Goals Against.
Tsfat: 1 Win, 1 Loss, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 5 Goals For and 6 Goals Against.

League Leading Scorers

Dovid Feldman/Tsfat: 8 Points, 4 Goals, 0 Assists
Jonathan Galitzer/Chevron: 5 Points, 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Noach Bergman/Yerushalayim: 5 Points, 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Steven Elenberg/Chevron: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Noach Aryeh Schwartz: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Gedalia Kott/Tsfat: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Shmuel Gabai/Yerushalayim: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Izzy Kates/Yerushalayim: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Matty Miller/Yerushalayim: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist
Ezra Feldman/Tsfat: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist


Next Week’s Match-ups
12:30 - Team Yerushalayim vs. Team Chevron (Current League Leader vs. Last Year's Champ)
Team Tsfat vs. Team Tiveria (The Two Winners from Week 2 Face-off)


THE K'TANA LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Two

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

Game Summaries:

The first league match and saw the reigning league champions, the Netanya Orange Hawks, play the new league franchise and current league leaders, the Eilat Silver Sharks. And, what a game. Last week, Yaakov Singer had a goal and Yehuda Rudack had an assist. This week Yaakov Singer had 2 goals and an assist and Yehuda Rudack had a goal and an assist. Duvie Bergman had the lone goal for the Silver Sharks. the final score, the Netanya Orange Hawks 3, the Eilat Silver Sharks 1.


The second league match featured the Haifa Green Eagles and the Be'er Sheva Red Wolves. Though the Be'er Sheva Red Wolves looked great and like a completely different team from last week, they were still unable to beat the Eagles. The Eagles won 4-1. The Eagles had goals from Sammy Melman, Jacob Melman, Iky Cohen, and Moshe Schorr. Nathaniel Felber assisted Jacob Melman's goal. The Red Wolves lone goal came from Danny Dasher with an assist from Naftali Simcha Swartz.

The third and final league match featured the Bnai Brak Golden Lions and the Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins. The Lions won 3-0 with two goals by Naftali Schwartz and the third goal coming from an own-goal.

Week 2 Honors
The "Play Hard" Players of the Week: The goalie for the Eilat Silver Sharks was outstanding today. His intensity, his goalie saves, and his ability to distribute the ball after the save were all fantastic. Several of his punts were so gorgeous that the fans were forced to laugh out loud. AND, he seemed to do all this great work with a smile on his face. The Hapoel Silver Spring Soccer Club is proud to have this boy as part of our league. And, the first Play Hard Player of the Week is... Shlomo Menachem Lipman, Eilat Silver Sharks.

The Second Play Hard Player of the Week just... played hard. As a defender of the Eilat Silver Sharks, he is called on often to play hard and play tough. And, today was no exception. He had several great defensive efforts and... he just played very hard. This player was involved in quite a bit of physical play and was such a huge asset to the Silver sharks. The second Play Hard Player of the Week is... Shmueli Mark, Eilat Silver Sharks.

Shmueli Mark, Eilat Silver Sharks - Week 2 Play Hard Player of the Week

Our third and final Play Hard Player of the Week plays goalie for the Haifa Green Eagles. If you remember him from last year, you remember why he is winning the Play Hard award. This player is one of the most intense, hard-working players in the league. And, his play in goal today was... excellent. The third and final Play Hard Player of the Week is... Yonah Soskin, Haifa Green Eagles.


The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: This week’s first Play Smart Player of the Week played a beautiful game. He played defense for the Haifa Green Eagles today and, as quoted by his coach, Coach Ravin, "Daniel was simply outstanding on defense. You have to give him some recognition for his fantastic play." And, the Hapoel Soccer Committee is not one to argue with an effort from one of our boys that merits such high praise. Daniel played hard. Daniel played smart. And, the This week’s first Play Smart Player of the Week is... Daniel Ginsburg, Haifa Green Eagles

There are two more Play Smart Players of the Week and both play for the Be'er Sheva Red Wolves. One had an outstanding game on the field and one had an outstanding game in the nets. The field player played an all-around great game including a full-field effort that concluded in his teams only goal of the game. The goalie just played superb. Goalie is a very difficult position to play and this boy made it look easy. Both boys are named Daniel. And, the This week’s second Play Smart Player of the Week are... Danny Dasher and Daniel Israel (Goalie), Be'er Sheva Red Wolves.

The "Mensch" players of the week: Maybe it's just me but... aren't all the Netanya Orange Hawk games good fun. And, why is this? I have one answer. Because everybody wants to be the first team to beat them! That is right. After an undefeated season last year and their two wins thus far this season, the Netanya Orange Hawks have an unbeaten streak of 10 games! Our first Mensch Player of the Week are the players of Team Natanya Orange Hawks... Returning from last year are: Max Frankl, Yaakov Singer, Noah Horn, Mendel Cohen, and Yechezkiel Levine, and the new team additions are: Jeremy Kardon, Yehuda Rudack, Yoni Ferneau, Chaim Shlomo Komarow, and Dovid Levine. The Hapoel Silver Spring Soccer Committee would like to draw special attention to four boys on the Orange Hawks for their efforts today. Yaakov Singer and Yehuda Rudack for their goals and assists on the day and Max Frankl and Chaim Shlomo Komaraow for their selfless play, respectively, on the field and in the goal.

Our second Mensch Player of the week is a familiar name to this league and to this award. Last season he was the leader of the B'nai Brak Golden Lions and, this season,... he is picking up right where he left off. He scored two goals for the Golden Lions and, above all, he was a big mensch. Our second Mensch Player of the Week is... Naftali Schwartz, B'nai Brak Golden Lions.

Our third and final Mensch Player of the Week is from the Haifa Green Eagles. This player was described as "shredding" the opposing teams defense. And, his goal was the goal that made the score 3-1 and served as a critical moment in the match. For his outstanding offensive effort and for playing like a big mensch, the third and final Mensch Player of the Week is... Iky Cohen, Haifa Green Eagles.

League Standings
Team W L T Points GF GA
Netanya Orange Hawks 2 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Ties for 6 Points. 7 Goals For and 2 Goals Against.
Haifa Green Eagles 1 Win, 0 Losses, 1 Tie for 4 Points. 5 Goals For and 2 Goals Against.
B’nai Brak Golden Lions 1 Win, 0 Losses, 1 Tie for 4 Points. 4 Goals For and 1 Goal Against.
Eilat Silver Sharks 1 Win, 1 Loss, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 7 Goals For and 3 Goals Against.
Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins 0 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Ties for 0 Points. 1 Goal For and 7 Goals Against.
Be’er Sheva Red Wolves 0 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Ties for 0 Points. 1 Goals For and 10 Goals Against.

League Leading Scorers
Player/Team
Duvie Bergman/Silver 8 Points, 4 Goals, and 0 Assists
Yaakov Singer/Orange 7 3 1
Max Frankl/Orange 4 2 0
Naftali Schwartz/Yellow 4 2 0
Yehuda Rudack/Orange 4 1 2
Yitzi Feldman/Blue 2 1 0
Avi Pines/Gold 2 1 0
Noah Horn/Orange 2 1 0
Meir Retter/Green 2 1 0
Eli Bookstaber/Silver 2 1 0
Eitan Grunhaus/Silver 2 1 0
Danny Dasher/Red 2 1 0
Sammy Melman/Green 2 1 0
Jacob Melmen/Green2 1 0
Iky Cohen/Green 2 1 0
Moshe Schorr/Green 2 1 0
Naftali Ginsburg/Silver 2 1 0
Naftali Simcha Swartz/Red 1 0 1
Avrahom Mond/Silver 1 0 1
Nathaniel Felber/ Green 1 0 1
Simmy Ruchelman/Gold 1 0 1
Chaim Shlomo Komarow/Orange 1 0 1

Next Week’s Match-ups
10:00 - Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins vs. Haifa Green Eagles (a great match-up)
B’nai Brak Golden Lion vs. Eilat Silver Sharks (another great match-up)
11:15 - Be'er Sheva Red Wolves vs. Netanya Orange Hawks (The Underdog vs. the league leader)


THE GIRLS LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Two

Game Summaries
In the K’tana League, Be'er Sheva Blue beat Haifa Orange 3-2. Laina Miller had two goals for Be'er Sheva while Tzviya Melman added a goal and an assist. Kayla Cohen and Thea Ornstein were the goal scorers for Haifa Orange.

In the G'dola League, Team Chevron Orange beat Team Tsfat Blue, 4-0. Both Hannah Ornstein and Sarah Ruchelman had two goals each.

Week 2 Honors
The "Play Hard" Players of the Week: While Be'er Sheva of the K'tana League had a lot of offensive firepower this week, the goalie for Be'er Sheva Blue was... outstanding. She had several critical saves and... just played very hard. The first Hapoel Soccer Play Hard Player of the Week is.... Ilana Ruchelman, Be'er Sheva Blue.

Three players for Chevron Orange of the G'dola League played very hard. Quite frankly, the Hapoel Soccer committee had trouble remembering a group of soccer players that have ever worked this hard on the field. They were the engine for Chevron Orange and... they never quit. The three Play Hard Players of the Week from Chevron Orange are... Shayna Malka Sragg, Naomi Wakschlag, and Atara Siegel.

The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: Three players from Haifa Orange in the K'tana League played outstanding games. They played very hard and they played very smart. It was truly a pleasure to watch these girls play the game of soccer. And, we look forward to watching them play many more games with us. The three Play Smart Players of the Week are... Thea Ornstein, Sarah Miriam Sukol, and Hadasa Solomson, Haifa Orange.

The "Mensch" Player of the Week: On this day, nobody worked harder, nobody played smarter, and nobody was a bigger mensch than this young woman in the G'dola League. She was relentless all over the field and showed extreme courage and... was just a big mensch. The Hapoel League Committee sees a huge future for this soccer talent. The Mensch Player of the Week is... Shayna Dasher, Tsfat Blue.


K’tana League Standings
Be’er Sheva: 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Ties, 3 Points, 3 Goals For and 2 Goals Against
Tel Aviv: O Wins, 0 Losses, 1 Tie, 1 Point, 3 Goals For and 3 Goals Against
Eilat: 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 1 Tie, 1 Point, 3 Goals For and 3 Goals Against
Haifa: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Ties, 0 Points, 2 Goals For and 3 Goals Against


G’dola League Standings
Chevron: 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Ties, 3 Points, 4 Goals For and 0 Goals Against
Tiveria: 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Ties, 3 Points, 4 Goals For and 1 Goal Against
Yerushalayim: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Ties, 0 Points, 1 Goal For and 4 Goals Against
Tsfat: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Ties, 0 Points, 0 Goals For and 4 Goals Against


Girl's League Leading Scorers
Laina Miller/Tel Aviv & Be'er Sheva: 8 Points, 4 Goals, 0 Assists
Kayla Cohen/Eilat & Haifa: 8 Points, 4 Goals, 0 Assists
Hannah Ornstein/Tiveria & Chevron: 6 Points, 3 Goals, 0 Assists
Sarah Ruchelman /Tiveria: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Malka Biberfeld/Tiveria: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Tzviya Melman/Be'er Sheva: 3 Points, 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Thea Ornstein/Haifa: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Elisheva Swartz/Yerushalayim: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Rivka Malka Swartz/Yerushalayim: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist


Next Week’s Match-up
11:15- K’tana League: Tel Aviv Blue vs. Eilat Orange (A great match-up.)
11:15- G’dola League: Yerushalayim Blue vs. Tiveria Orange (A great match-up.)