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Soccer GAME (Fall 2010)

9.18 (SAT) vs. Bennington 2:00PM Tie 1 : 1

10.2 (SAT) at. Bennington 12:00PM Win 3 : 0

10.9 (SAT) at. Marlboro 3:00PM Win 4 : 1

10.16 (SAT) vs. Putney FC 3:00PM

10.24 (SUN) at. Landmark 2:00PM

10.30 (SAT) vs. Marlboro 2:00PM

Monday, October 4, 2010

October 2nd game vs Bennington

October 2nd, 2010 was a proud day to be a chipmunk. The SIT Chipmunks faced off against their rival, the Bennington Eagles, for what shaped up to be a game of determination and redemption for the Chipmunks. Arriving to Bennington, the Chipmunks were greeted by the shouts and boos of hundreds of Bennington fans and supporters who wanted nothing more than to see the Chipmunks run into the woods with their tails between their legs.

These yells and boos of the hundreds Bennington fans on attendance did not affect the stone cold Chipmunks. They walked onto the field with confidence and courage. They were focused and ready to battle their animal rival. For too long the Eagle has been the predator of the Chipmunk. Not today my friends, not today.

Within the first couple minute of play, the hustle and motivation of the Chipmunks paid off when Eric Weisenberger was able to retrieve a loose ball in the box and put it into the back of the net giving the Chipmunks and early 1-0 lead.

The Chipmunks were relentless and refused to slow down or show any mercy. The first half continued with the Chipmunks controlling the ball for the majority of the time. The defense played superbly and only let Bennington get off a few shots which either sailed over the goal or were saved by the heroic goalie Carl Russell.

The Chipmunks continued where they left off in the second half, with total domination of the Bennington Eagles. In the 56th minute of play, a beautiful cross was made into the center of the field where Jean "the rock" Christophe Moran headed the ball sharply into the goal giving the Chipmunks a 2-0 lead.

Bennington's emotions were high and tempers began to flair, but the Chipmunks handled it with poise. They continued to move the ball around and find the open player. Shot after shot, the Chipmunks offense continued to attack the goal while the Chipmunk defense continued to let nothing past them. Finally, in the 70th minute, a ball sent from the backfield was retrieved by Florian Rexhepi, who sprinted up field and found an opening beating the last defending player. Florian ripped a shot from about 18 yards out, sending the ball into the back top left of the goal. This was the nail in the coffin for the Eagles, and everyone knew it.

When the final whistle blew, the Chipmunks had won 3-0. Showing there respect and sportsmanship, the Chipmunks lined up, shook hands, and congratulated the hard play of the badly beaten Eagles. Afterward, the Chipmunks enjoyed a feast of champions and basked in the sun, sharing their accounts of the day's win.

Bennington had hundreds of fans to support them but it was not enough to stop SIT. This was not just a win for the SIT Chipmunks, but a victory to Chipmunks all over the world.

Soccer coach

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

9/18/10 Chipmunks First Match

The Chipmunks tied their first game Saturday against Bennington College with a 1-1 score. Carl Russell played as Chipmunks’ goalie for the entire game, and managed in blocking several of Bennington’s advances.
“The other team had some obvious talent, but my defense kept me pretty bored most of the time,” said Russell.
Bennington scored the first goal in the first half, passing a dive from Russell and an assist from Sports and Activities Coordinator and Assistant Coach Florian Rexhipi.
“We have a few players without a lot of experience, but I was more than satisfied with how our team played together,” said Rexhipi. “Especially in the second half, when our team started playing a more structured game.”
In regard to the team’s more experienced players, Rexhipi recommends that Chipmunks fans keep an eye out for Paul, Esey, and Erin, who “are really talented and have more experience.”
Rexhipi scored the Chipmunks’ only goal in the second half.
“I really thought the Chipmunks were going to pull through and win in the end, but I’m glad we at least tied,” said Becky Spacheck. “They really came together in the second half.”
The Chipmunks will have a scrimmage this Saturday, September 25, and another game against Bennington Saturday October 2.

Katie Homer
SIT Newspaper editor

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hello Chipmunk fans, (Soccer Update)

Saturday afternoon at SIT's soccer field was no place for the timid. The fur was flying from the opening kick as the undefeated Chipmunks
took on the invading, experienced Putney warriors. The first half was an aggressive defensive battle. Neither team nor player backed down
from the tenacious style of play that was to define this match. This mutual combative play led to the first score of the game. The Chipmunks
Francesco broke free with a shot at the goal, but was taken down by a Putney player. SIT's "Italian Stallion" wasted no time in putting the Munks
in the lead as Francesco drilled a shot in the corner net far out of reach of the Putney goalie.

A physical battle ensued after Francesco's goal and Putney scored to tie the game about halfway thru the first half. The cool cloudy weather
may have played a part in the less than capacity crowd expected, but it in know way diminished the enthusiasm of the players and fans in attendance.
As with the Chipmunks opening game with Bennington College we ended the first half in a 1-1 tie, but feeling confident. The brutal play of the first half
left the Chipmunks suffering from cuts, bruises, and sprains, but the Munks desire to win was equivalent to a shot of novocain to the pains they shared.

Putney's maturity and experience was evident as they took over early onto in the second half. Although Putney scored to take the lead in the second half
the Chipmunks were not intimidated and fought on with everyone getting into the action...Adam x 2, Kelly, Jeremiah, Kim, Eric x 2, Berkend, Becca, Long, Allison,
Nicole, Danny, Britney, Francesco and Coach Kazu. Even Doug an SIT graduate who sacrificed broken ribs in a match at Marboro showed up to spur on his teamamtes. Once Putney scored to make it 2-1 their teams experience took control of the game and it looked like the Chipmunks undefeated record was in jeopardy. Even with just 5 minutes left in the game and down by one score the spirits of the Chipmunks were lofty because they knew they owned a not so secret weapon in the Nations leading scorer Eric Peterson. Eric did not disappoint anyone. With just minutes remaining Eric executed a spectacular shot while being taken out by man Putney. Putney's aggressive play did not interrupt the direction of Eric's kick and the Chipmunks tied the score making it 2-2.

Coach Kazu entered the game with minutes to go in efforts to inspire the Munks onto victory, but an unexpected shot from Putney with two minutes to go
put them in the lead that the Chipmunks could not overcome. Last minute heroic efforts by Kazu, Francesco, Eric and Adam proved fruitless as the Chipmunks
experienced the sour taste of their first loss. The Chipmunks may have lost a little fur Saturday afternoon, but they won the respect of the SOCCER WORLD.
Kasu's Chipmunks have a legendary coach, the nations leading scorer and the most beautiful, talented female gender teammates anyone could ask for. The Chipmunks
are a team to be reckoned with and the soccer world should be "a feared" of the small stripped squirrels.


Sports & Rec

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hello all Chipmunk fans,

On a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon amongst the rolling hills of Brattleboro, the SIT Chipmunks soccer team put on a magnificent performance on their home field as they started their 2009 season with a win. Lead by legendary SIT coach Kazu, the Chipmunks hard preseason work rewarded them with a 3-1 win over visiting Bennington College. Early on it was a defensive struggle for both teams, but then our own Adam Hommeyer took control and executed a spectacular head shot on a perfect pass to put the first score on the board. The capacity filled SIT stadium went wild singing out cheers in various languages while waving Chipmunk banners. Adam's score even got the attention of the tailgaters as they joined in on the celebration.

The euphoria was short lived as Bennington collected themselves and tied the game with a corner shot just
out of reach of our goalie and our Turkish classmate. That Bennington score resulted in the first half ending in a stalemate. Coach Kazu's halftime fiery speech will go down in history alongside Notre Dame's Knute Rockine's spill of "Win one for the Gipper." Everyone's awareness of Kazu leaving SIT at the end of the semester brought
emotions into the game and SIT was motivated. Eric Peterson took control almost immediately and put SIT in the lead early on into the second half with another amazing show of athleticism shooting one into Bennington's net. Eric's goal inspired all the Chipmunks, especially Nicole Davis. Nicole was pumped up, got physical and started "taking out" any Bennington player that even thought about coming close to our goal. With about 15 minutes left in the match SIT graduate Eric Weisenberger sealed the win with a shot that was worthy of an ESPN highlight replay.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Chipmunks!!! The Chipmunks thank everyone for their showing and overwhelming
support which spurred them on to victory. The team will be on the road for the next two games, but y'all are
welcome to join us in support. The Chipmunks look forward to seeing EVERYONE at our next home game on
the 10th of October. BTW, we have discovered that not all students are aware that SIT has a soccer team and
that any student can play regardless of your gender or experience. If anyone is interested in playing for the
undefeated Chipmunks please let me know. Thanks, and GO CHIPMUNKS!!!

Sports & Recreation Assistant