Another soccer spring season is in the books for the Spencer county soccer association (SCSA) U10 Falcons. They finished the spring 2022 regular JCYSL season with an impressive record of 7-1-0 while outscoring opponents with an overwhelming margin of 33-3. The 30 goal differential was led by the team’s 2022 most valuable player Levi Vormbrock with 11, and Falcons 2022 captain Jaxson Corbitt with eight. The rest of the Falcons goals were scored by Raylan Burch with six, Zachary Hunt with five, Stella Skiles with two, and Greyson Medley with one.

And although the Falcons kept finding ways to score, our goalies played lights out all season, not allowing a single goal in most games, while never giving up more than one goal in a contest. The goalies played a huge part in our success this spring, as Easton Rose only surrendered two goals in seven games during the regular season. Allowing zero goals five of the seven afternoons. And Zachary Hunt surrendered one goal in three games, while allowing zero goals in two games of his own this season.

Falcons 2022 JCYSL spring schedule:

•Game one final — 5-0 (Spencer Thunderbolts)

•Game two final — 5-0 (J-town Storm)

•Game three final — 5-1 (Okolona Sharks)

•Game four final — 7-0 (Okolona Strikers)

•Game five final — 2-1 (Spencer Lightning)

•Game six final — 7-0 (Spencer Hurricanes)

•Game seven final 0-1 (J-town Cyclones)

•Game eight final 2-0 (Fern Creek Tigers)

These Falcons were finalists last Fall for the 2021 U10 Commonwealth Cup, coming up short in the championship game against a strong Marion County team. And this year, they traveled back to Elizabethtown sports park to compete in the 2022 Kentucky American Cup, with hopes of bringing home the cup for SCSA. It would have been the fourth time since the cup started in 2009, and the first time since 2016 the cup would come back to Spencer County.

The Falcons had a strong first day of pool play going 2-0-0, with wins over the Nelson County Vikings, with a final 4-2, and the Elizabethtown Thunderbolts, 6-0. Emma Mantle had 4 goals, Levi Vormbrock also had four, and Eli Blankenship had two.

The Falcons advanced out of their pool to play the Elizabethtown Green Vipers for the Kentucky American Cup. Leading 1-0 for most the game thanks to a Emma Mantle goal in the first half, the Falcons battled with intensity and integrity. Unfortunately, they kicked a late ball into their own goal while trying to clear it, making it 1-1, with only minutes left until the end of regulation. This resulted in a tie, forcing penalty kicks to decide the winner. The penalty kicks went the vipers’ way this time, 3-1, making the final 4-2, and leaving our U10 Spencer County Falcons as finalists for a second year in a row.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this group of young ladies and gentlemen. It’s hard enough to get here once, let alone back to back seasons, and for that, our community should feel proud and excited for the years to come for Spencer county soccer,” said head coach Joe Corbitt.

“The SCSA 2022 fall season is just around the corner, and we are excited to see what this group, as well as all the kids in the club, can accomplish,” added Corbitt.

— Submitted to The Spencer Magnet