Hapoel Fall Soccer - 5764 (2003) - Week 4

THE G'DOLA LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Four

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

Game Summaries

Team Tsfat vs. Team Yerushalayim was an outstanding match this week. The last time they faced-off against each other this season, Team Yerushalayim won 4-2. This time a round, the score was 1-1. And, the game was a great one. The goals for Team Yerushalayim was scored by Noach Bergman who played brilliantly. Team Tsfat's goal was actually an unfortunate own goal.

Team Tiveria played Team Chevron and were beaten 1-0. The last time that they these two teams played each other this season, Tiveria also lost by one goal. Chevron's Jonathan Galitzer had the game's lone goal.

This week was another week where still no one can guess who is truly the leagues "top" team. The first place team is 1 point ahead of the second that is one point ahead of the third, etc. This is a league with true parity.

Week 4 Honors
The "Play Hard" Player of the Week: Playing goalie is a very difficult task. And, when a goalie plays well, it is wonderful to watch. Today, Yerushalayim's goalie played fantastically. For putting forward such a great effort, the first Play Hard Player of the Week is... Jason Kardon, Yerushalayim.

The second and final Play Hard Player of the week is actually a team. This team was missing two of their top defenders and one of their better goal scorers. Before their game started against one of the best teams in the league and the current league standings leader, they knew they had a formidable task ahead of them. Yet, this team came onto the field ready to play and... they played extremely hard. The Final score was a 1-1 tie with Team Yerushalayim and this was a well earned tie. For their great play this week, the Play Hard Players of the Week are... Team Tsfat (Ami Ifrah, Ezra Feldman, Dovid Feldman, Ariel Baron, Yaakov Rosen, Akiva Singer, and Dani Singer).

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.


The "Play Smart" Players of the Week: Several players played well for Team Yerushalayim today, but two stood out. The first player played exceptionally on defense while the second played exceptionally at midfield. Both players played for Yerushalayim last season and both players are [art of the "heart" of this team. They played hard. And, they played smart. The two Play Smart Players of the Week are... Yossi Miller and Elazar Reingold, Yerushalayim.

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.

The "Mensch" Players of the Week: The Mensch Player of the Week this week is a goalie. Actually, he is a fantastic field player who was playing goalie. This player plays for Chevron and to quote Coach Katz of the opposing team, Team Tiveria, "Yisroel made at least three saves that were extremely tough shots." The final score of the game was 1-0 with Chevron winning and Yisroel's saves were critical to this victory. BUT, this is not why he is winning the Mensch Player Award of the Week. This player is winning the award because he plays hard, he plays smart, he had an outstanding game, and... He is a big mensch both on and off the field. We are proud to give this week's Mensch Player of the Week award to... Yisroel Mond, 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.

League Standings
Yerushalayim: 2 Wins, 1 Loss, 1 Tie for 7 Points. 9 Goals For and 4 Goals Against.
Chevron: 2 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Ties for 6 Points. 7 Goals For and 8 Goals Against.
Tsfat: 1 Win, 2 Losses, 1 Tie for 4 Points. 7 Goals For and 9 Goals Against.
Tiveria: 1 Win, 2 Losses, 1 Tie for 4 Points. 3 Goals For and 3 Goals Against.

League Leading Scorers
Dovid Feldman/Tsfat: 12 Points, 6 Goals, 0 Assists
Noach Bergman/Yerushalayim: 11 Points, 5 Goals, 1 Assist
Jonathan Galitzer/Chevron: 8 Points, 3 Goals, 2 Assists
Steven Elenberg/Chevron: 6 Points, 3 Goals, 0 Assists
Noach Aryeh Schwartz: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Izzy Kates/Yerushalayim: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Eli Bergman/Yerushalayim: 3 Points, 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Gedalia Kott/Tsfat: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Shmuel Gabai/Yerushalayim: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Elisha Klejman/Tiveria: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Zeke Melman/Chevron: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Ezra Feldman/Tsfat: 2 Points, 0 Goals, 2 Assists
Matty Miller/Yerushalayim: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist
Akiva Singer/Tsfat : 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist


Next Game’s Match-ups
12:30 - Team Yerushalayim vs. Team Tiveria (Tiveria is the only team to beat Team Yerushalayim.)
Team Chevron vs. Team Tsfat (Last time that they played, Tsfat won 3-2 and... what a game.)


THE K'TANA LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Four

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

Game Summaries:

The first league match saw the reigning league champions, the Netanya Orange Hawks, play an old rival: the Bnai Brak Golden Lions. Both teams had several opportunities to score and the fans appreciated every moment of this exciting match. The final score was the Orange Hawks 1, the Golden Lions 0. Yaakov Singer scored the lone goal of the match and his 5th goal of this season. Also, this win extends the Netanya Orange Hawks unbeaten, untied streak to 12 games. Truly impressive.

The second league match featured the Be'er Sheva Red Wolves and the Netanya Blue Dolphins. Both teams played beautifully, but the Blue Dolphins unique style of play was just too much for the Red Wolves on this day. The final score was the Blue Dolphins 3, the Red Wolves 0. The Blue Dolphin's three goals were tallied by the Dolphins leading scorer, Yitzi Feldman. While certainly not Yitzi's first goals of his career, this was his first hat-trick.

The third and final league match featured the Haifa Green Eagles and the Eilat Silver Sharks. The Green Eagles came into this match with an unbeaten record and surprisingly fell to a Silver Shark team that has recently just been on fire on the soccer field. Both teams played beautifully and... what a match. The Silver Sharks beat the Green Eagles 4-1. Duvie Bergman had the first goal for the Silver Sharks with an assist from Naftali Ginsburg. The final final three goals for the Sharks were all scored by Eli Bookstaber and were all assisted by Duvie Bergman. The Green Eagles lone goal was scored by Nathaniel Felber and was assisted by Jacob Mellman.

The Orange Hawks continue to hold onto their unbeaten, untied streak and, as a consequence, have to be favored to "win it all". With this said, the Silver Sharks have looked great lately and have jumped into second place in the league standings. The league is heating up! And, who knows who will have a winning streak during the play-offs. Again, the league is heating up!

Week 3 Honors
The "Play Hard" Players of the Week: Despite giving up a goal and losing 1-0, the Golden Lions Defense was stellar. Keep in mind, the Golden Lions were playing against the very high-powered Orange Hawk Offense. Three players had outstanding games on defense for the Lions and played exceptionally well. These three Play Hard Players of the Week are... Nachi Bramson, Mickey Pines, and Moshe Dovolsky (goalie), B'nai Brak Golden Lions.

The second Play Hard Players of the Week are actually the Play Hard Team of the Week. This team just... played hard. Sometimes it's easier to work harder and harder as an individual when you know that your teammates are doing the exact the same thing. And, this team proved this today. This team and the individual players within it played hard and played well. The second Play Hard Players of the week are... 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. A special mention needs to be made for Yitzi Feldman's hat-trick: 3 goals. Great job Yitzi and great job to the Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins.

The third and final Play Hard player of the week played HARD. And, to anyone who watched this boy play last year, it was no surprise to watch him dominate all over the field today. One word best describes this player... relentless. The third Play Hard Player of the week is... Avrohom Mond, 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


The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: This week’s first Play Smart Players of the Week are a "pair". They supported each other both offensively and defensively all game today against the Green Eagles. They played a beautiful game. One player had a hat-trick and his "pair/partner" had the assists on all three goals and a goal of his own. Great team work. They played hard and... they played smart. The first Play Smart Players of this week are... Eli Bookstaber and Duvie Bergman, Eilat Silver Sharks.

This week's second and final Play Smart Players of the Week are both from the Haifa Green Eagles. These two players played beautifully. The first player played in goal and was dominant and moved onto the field and was dominant. He is an unquestioned team leader for the Eagles and... just plays very hard and very smart. The second player is new to the Green Eagles this season and has been having a great season thus far. And, today, he played exceptionally hard and exceptionally smart. The second Play Smart Players of this week are... Sammy Mellman and Tzvi Wallach, 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.

The "Mensch" player of the week: Several players had great games this week but one stood out not just for their effort and performance on the field, but for also for their menschlikite. This player had a great game. On defense he was continually stealing the ball from the Blue Dolphins and when he had the ball, he was hitting gorgeous passes. To quote Coach Seeman of the Red Wolves, "wherever the ball was, he was." For his hustle, for his creativity, and, above all, for his class and composure as a player, the Mensch Player of the Week is... Gil Melkin, Be'er Sheva Red Wolves.

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

League Standings
Team W L T Points GF GA
Netanya Orange Hawks 4 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Ties for 12 Points. 10 Goals For and 2 Goals Against.
Eilat Silver Sharks 2 Wins, 1 Loss, 1 Tie for 7 Points. 15 Goals For and 8 Goals Against.
Haifa Green Eagles 2 Wins, 1 Loss, 1 Tie for 7 Points. 7 Goals For and 6 Goals Against.
B’nai Brak Golden Lions 1 Win, 1 Loss, 2 Ties for 5 Points. 8 Goals For and 6 Goals Against.
Tel Aviv Blue Dolphins 1 Win, 3 Losses, 0 Ties for 3 Points. 4 Goal For and 8 Goals Against.
Be’er Sheva Red Wolves 0 Wins, 4 Losses, 0 Ties for 0 Points. 1 Goals For and 15 Goals Against.

League Leading Scorers
Player/Team
Duvie Bergman/Silver 16 Points, 6 Goals, and 4 Assists
Naftali Schwartz/Yellow 12 Points, 6 Goals, and 0 Assists
Yaakov Singer/Orange 11 5 1
Yitzi Feldman/Blue 8 4 0
Naftali Ginsburg/Silver 8 3 2
Eli Bookstaber/Silver 8 4 0
Max Frankl/Orange 6 3 0
Yehuda Rudack/Orange 5 1 3
Sammy Mellman/Green 4 2 0
Jacob Mellman/Green 3 1 1
Nathaniel Felber/ Green 3 1 1
Avi Pines/Gold 2 1 0
Noah Horn/Orange 2 1 0
Meir Retter/Green 2 1 0
Eitan Grunhaus/Silver 2 1 0
Danny Dasher/Red 2 1 0
Iky Cohen/Green 2 1 0
Moshe Schorr/Green 2 1 0
Shmueli Mark/Silver 2 1 0
Naftali Simcha Swartz/Red 1 0 1
Avrahom Mond/Silver 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. Eilat Silver Sharks (Two great teams and a great match-up)
B’nai Brak Golden Lion vs. Be'er Sheva Red Wolves (Two teams looking to avenge their losses this week.)
11:15 - Netanya Orange Hawks vs. Haifa Green Eagles (Will the Orange Hawks extend their unbeaten streak to 13?)

And, the Following Week... Play-Offs!


THE GIRLS LEAGUE Player Honors - Week Four

Game Summaries
In the K’tana League, Be'er Sheva tied Haifa 2-2. Haifa's Bashe Goodman continued her scoring streak with 2 goals while Be'er Sheva's Rochel Biberfeld and Laina Miller scored their team's two goals. Hadasa Solomson assisted on one of Bashe's goals while Rochel Biberfeld assisted on Laina's goal. Be'er Sheva's tie puts them in a tie for first place with Tel Aviv.

In the G'dola League, Team Chevron beat Team Tsfat, 2-0. Both goals were scored by Gavi Hughes. Chevron's win puts them in first place in the G'dola League.

Week 4 Honors
The "Play Hard" Players of the Week: One player had a special game today. She played hard. She played smart. She played goalie. She played in the field. She had moments where everything was going perfectly for her and she had moments when things were not going perfectly for her. And, despite her effort and the "ups and downs" of her game, she always kept working. And, on top of all of this, it was her birthday! This special player and the first Play Hard Player of the Week is... Nechama Biberfeld, Haifa.

The second Play Hard player played goalie this week and she played goalie beautifully. There is a lot of pressure and stress in playing goalie and this player just... played great. This player played very hard and for sure deserves special attention for her outstanding effort. The second Play Hard Player of the Week is... Sarah Morris,Tel Aviv

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

The "Play Smart" Player of the Week: This player played great this week. She scored two goals for Team Chevron and was... just all over the field. She played with skill and with smarts and... just played very hard and very smart. The Play Smart Player of the Week is... Gavi 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.

The "Mensch" Player of the Week: When the Hapoel Soccer League committed asked the league coaches who played particularly well in this week's games, the coaches agreed that #24 on Tsfat was outstanding. She played offense. She played defense. She played hard. She played smart. And, what was so impressive was that she played so beautifully in such an understated way. This young lady is a special player and the Hapoel Soccer Club is proud to have her as part of our league. And, the Mensch Player of the Week is... Rachel Black, Team Tsfat.

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.


K’tana League Standings
Tel Aviv: 1 Win, 0 Losses, 1 Tie, 4 Points, 8 Goals For and 5 Goals Against
Be’er Sheva: 1 Win, 0 Losses, 1 Tie , 4 Points, 5 Goals For and 4 Goals Against
Eilat: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 1 Tie, 1 Point, 5 Goals For and 8 Goals Against
Haifa: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 1 Tie, 1 Point, 4 Goals For and 5 Goals Against


G’dola League Standings
Chevron: 2 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Ties, 6 Points, 6 Goals For and 0 Goals Against
Tiveria: 1 Win, 0 Losses, 1 Tie, 4 Points, 6 Goals For and 3 Goal Against
Yerushalayim: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 1 Tie, 1 Point, 3 Goal For and 6 Goals Against
Tsfat: 0 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Ties, 0 Points, 0 Goals For and 6 Goals Against


Girl's League Leading Scorers
Laina Miller/Tel Aviv & Be'er Sheva: 10 Points, 5 Goals, 0 Assists
Bashe Goodman/Eilat: 10 Points, 5 Goals, 0 Assists
Kayla Cohen/Eilat & Haifa: 8 Points, 4 Goals, 0 Assists
Hannah Ornstein/Tiveria & Chevron: 8 Points, 4 Goals, 0 Assists
Rochel Biberfeld/Tel Aviv: 5 Points, 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Sarah Ruchelman /Tiveria: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Gavi Hughes/Chevron: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Malka Biberfeld/Tiveria: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Elisheva Swartz/Yerushalayim: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Thea Ornstein/Haifa: 4 Points, 2 Goals, 0 Assists
Naomi Wakshlag /Yerushalayim: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Atara Gedalowitz /Tiveria: 2 Points, 1 Goal, 0 Assists
Hadasa Solomson /Haifa: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist
Rivka Malka Swartz/Yerushalayim: 1 Point, 0 Goals, 1 Assist


Next Game’s Match-up
11:15- K’tana League: Be'er Sheva (Blue) vs. Haifa (Orange) (A great match-up.)
11:15- G’dola League: Tsfat (Blue) vs. Chevron (Orange) (A great match-up.)