Preview: BHS boys soccer


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Mark Huber/News Journal The Blanchester High School varsity boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Christian Woodyard, Brant Bandow, Daulton Stevens, Sam Schafer, Bryce Minge; middle row, coach Kyle Hamilton, Bryce Dickison, Brendan Daugherty, Eli McIntire, Nevan Coyle, Topher Farrow, Logan Swinderman; back row, coach Jeff Penquite, Dade Coyle, Justin Casey, Dakota Penquite, Isaiah Stanforth, Noah Armocida, head coach Troy Ballinger.


Compiled by Mark Huber

RECORD IN 2014

9-5-1 overall, second in SBCN Division, first round tournament loss to Talawanda

HEAD COACH

Troy Ballinger, 8th season

HEAD COACH’S RECORD

39-61-11

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Assistant coaches Kyle Hamilton (3rd season) and Jeff Penquite (2nd season)

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

7

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

15

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Logan Swinderman, senior, 1st team All-SBC 2014, All-Star honors 2014 (ranked 22nd DII); Dakota Penquite, junior, goalkeeper, 1st team All-SBC 2014, All-Star honors 2014 (ranked 13th DII); Dade Coyle, senior, 1st team All-SBC 2014; Brendan Daugherty, senior, 1st team All-SBC 2014

KEY NEWCOMERS

Justin Casey, defender

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Eric Hinkle, 1st team All-SBC 2013, 1st team All-Star 2013, 2nd team All-SBC 2014; Dalton Horner, defense; Anthony Terrones, defense

RIGHT NOW I LIKE …

We are looking strong early on and have many years of experience starting on the pitch. Two All-SBC returners looking to retain that title as well as a few more capable of earning it. We are just as competitive at this point as we were at our peak last season.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …

We had to shuffle a few players around to fill in some defensive gaps left behind by last seasons seniors and are working to fine-tune the flow of our backline.

WHO WILL BE THE TEAM TO BEAT IN SBC

I think we stand in contention of that title. Bethel-Tate is always a strong competitor, led by a great coach. We are looking forward to that match early in the season. You never know who could come out and surprise you. We turned a lot of heads last season and you never want to count anyone out.

ROSTER

7-Noah Armocida, Soph, MF; 15-Brant Bandow, Soph, DEF; 8-Nevan Coyle, Soph, MF; 14-Topher Farrow, Soph, MF; 11-Bryce Dickison, Jr, MF; 9-Eli McIntire, Jr, DEF; 12-Dakota Penquite, Jr, GK; 3-Sam Schaffer, Jr, FWD; 6-Justin Casey, Sr, DEF; 5-Dade Coyle, Sr, FWD; 1-Brendan Daugherty, Sr, MF; 4-Bryce Minge, Sr, FWD; 10-Isaiah Stanforth, Sr, MF; 17-Daulton Stevens, Sr, DEF; 2-Logan Swinderman, Sr, FWD; 16-Christian Woodyard, Sr, MF.

SCHEDULE

Aug 25 @Felicity 630 pm; Aug 27 @Clermont NE 7 pm; Sept 1 vs Williamsburg 7 pm; Sept 3 @Bethel-Tate 7 pm; Sept 8 @Georgetown 7 pm; Sept 10 @New Richmond 7 pm; Sept 12 @Goshen 1130 am; Sept 15 @Fayetteville 6 pm; Sept 17 vs Batavia 5 pm; Sept 21 @Leesburg 430 pm; Sept 22 vs Norwood JV 5 pm, Var 7 pm; Sept 23 vs Bethel-Tate JV boys 7 pm; Sept 24 vs Felicity 5 pm; Sept 28 vs Clermont NE 5 pm; Oct 1 @Williamsburg 7 pm; Oct 6 vs Bethel-Tate 5 pm; Oct 7 @Bethel-Tate JV boys 5 pm; Oct 8 vs Georgetown 5 pm (senior night)

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Mark Huber/News Journal The Blanchester High School varsity boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Christian Woodyard, Brant Bandow, Daulton Stevens, Sam Schafer, Bryce Minge; middle row, coach Kyle Hamilton, Bryce Dickison, Brendan Daugherty, Eli McIntire, Nevan Coyle, Topher Farrow, Logan Swinderman; back row, coach Jeff Penquite, Dade Coyle, Justin Casey, Dakota Penquite, Isaiah Stanforth, Noah Armocida, head coach Troy Ballinger.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/08/web1_2015.BHS_.soccer.boys_.jpgMark Huber/News Journal The Blanchester High School varsity boys soccer team, from left to right, front row, Christian Woodyard, Brant Bandow, Daulton Stevens, Sam Schafer, Bryce Minge; middle row, coach Kyle Hamilton, Bryce Dickison, Brendan Daugherty, Eli McIntire, Nevan Coyle, Topher Farrow, Logan Swinderman; back row, coach Jeff Penquite, Dade Coyle, Justin Casey, Dakota Penquite, Isaiah Stanforth, Noah Armocida, head coach Troy Ballinger.

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.