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Streetsboro sports news

Published: November 7, 2012 4:05 AM

Girls soccer team has

stellar season

The Streetsboro United 10-and-younger girls soccer team concluded a successful fall season with an appearance in the finals of the Bothwell Cup.

The girls, led by coaches Chad Christine and Jennifer Richmond, won the regular season title in the C2 division of the Greater Akron Amateur Soccer Association with a 7-1 record and entered the postseason playoffs as the top seed.

In the first round of the playoffs, Streetsboro defeated Wadsworth 5-0, the team's fourth clean sheet of the season. In the championship game, Streetsboro defeated Chippewa by a 6-1 final.

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At the Bothwell Cup held in North Canton, the team faced Wadsworth in pool play, winning 4-0 this time and then followed up that win with a 4-0 win against Parma Heights.

Streetsboro defeated Field by a 2-1 score to finish 3-0 and in first place in its pool to advance to the finals, where it drew Parma Heights as an opponent again.

Chances were plenty for the team in the finals, but no one was able to find the back of the net and after regulation, the game went to penalty kicks.

Despite some stellar saves by goalkeeper Jessica Nuber, Streetsboro lost in the 10th round of penalty kicks.

During the four tournament games, Streetsboro allowed just one goal.

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For the fall season, the girls finished with a 12-1-1 with the tie going to penalties. They scored 51 goals in total, while surrendering just nine.

In addition to Nuber, the defense was led by Abby Pincoe, Jordan Richmond and Maria Botella. Offensive efforts were keyed by Ella Deevers, Kaylee Christine, Erika Richards and Camron Stewart.

Mackenzie Mobley and Hayley Smith provided significant support on both ends of the field and the team welcomed guest players Emma Flick and Maddy Maynard as part of the Bothwell Cup team.

Kent State offers softball camps

Kent State University is scheduled to offer softball camps Nov. 11.

There will be pitching, hitting and catching camps.

Pitching is set to take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., while hitting is scheduled from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Catching skills are set to take place from 4:30-6 p.m. The cost is $45 for each session.

Also scheduled is a live pitching and hitting camp for high school athletes from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and Nov. 19.

The cost is $125 for all three dates.

For details, visit www.kentstatesports.com or contact Kent State head softball coach Karen Linder at 330-672-8431 or klinder@kent.edu.

Globetrotters coming

to Cleveland

The Harlem Globetrotters are scheduled to visit Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.

Fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome.

This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made.

Tickets start at $20 and are available at www.theQarena.com.

Tickets also are available at the Quicken Loans Arena box office, or by phone at 888-894-9424 and at any one of 58 northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart stores. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at http://theqarena.com/tickets/group_request/.

For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Bombers need players

Ohio Bombers Baseball is seeking 8-and-younger baseball players for the 2013 summer travel team.

For details, call Dave Watson at 330-592-0302 or email coach Brian Roberts at mmrtimes3@gmail.com or visit www.ohiobombers.org.

Turkey Trot scheduled

n Aurora will sponsor its sixth annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day). It is a 4-mile run/walk at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets.

Online signups are possible at www.hmapromotions.net, with a fee of $18 until Nov. 20 and $10 for Mash Potato Mile. After Nov. 20, the regular fee will be $20. Forms are available at the Walker Building.

Play hoops

The Streetsboro basketball program is scheduled to host its annual alumni basketball game Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.

The cost is $25 and includes T-shirt and dinner following the game.

For details, contact Nick Marcini at 330-472-4007 or nmarcini@rockets.sparcc.org.

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