Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Just received a nice email and photo from the vd Laan's about Jordie and Michelle.
It is very nice to receive this information and share it on the blog.
Please forward any information or photo(s) that you wpould like to share and I will post it.

thanks again, it's always great to hear from the dutchies.

Hello Terry,

Here is the team picture of Michelle and Jordie. I think you can find those 2 in the back line, isn’t it??
Jordie will take part of the National Skill Championship in Papendal(Arnhem) this Sunday. He must play against 17 other boys of 13 & 14 years old and the most important thing will be to make the most skills and moves. The final winner will travel to Manchester United for 2 days and participate at a training with Manchester United!! They are trying to let Cristiano Ronaldo take place at this training!!!

So cross your fingers at Sunday for Jordie(it’s also his birthday, so it would be a nice present!!) and let’s hope he will win….

Michelle will leave to Valencia(Spain) at Saturday and will come back next Friday. It’s an exchange from the school.

Best regards, Anja vd Laan
Michelle Jordie

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


to view the full game CBC vs DeSmet (10-9-07). follow the link above.
Wednesday, Oct 10 --

Cadets hand Spartans first defeat
By Joe Lyons
Wednesday, Oct. 10 2007

TOWN AND COUNTRY — CBC's Derek Besant scored in the sixth round of penalty
kicks, lifting the host Cadets to a 3-2 victory over DeSmet in Metro Catholic
Conference soccer action Tuesday evening.

It was the first loss of the season for the Spartans (12-1-5, 1-1), who are
ranked No. 1 locally by the Post-Dispatch and nationally by the National Soccer
Coaches Association of America. CBC, ranked third among Post-Dispatch large
schools, is 17-3-1 and 2-0.

CBC outscored DeSmet 4-3 in penalty kicks. DeSmet keeper Dan Billman stopped
the first two CBC shooters, but the Cadets' Andrew Duncan responded, coming up
with saves against the Spartans' fourth and fifth shooters. DeSmet's shot in
the sixth round went wide.

Nick Sanchez, Jordan Barnes and Gino Valenti were CBC's other scorers in
penalty kicks; for DeSmet, Will Bruin, John Mathis and Justin Klenke were

The Spartans, who defeated CBC 2-0 in the CBC Tournament early this season,
grabbed the lead midway through the opening half Tuesday as Steve Seithel
intercepted a pass in the CBC backfield and scored on a 30-yard blast to the
far corner.

The Cadets pulled even later in the half as Barnes converted a through pass
from Charlie Backus. Barnes put CBC on top 2-1 with just under 16 minutes to
play as the Cadets took advantage of a turnover near midfield.

But DeSmet managed to pull even with less than 4 minutes to play in regulation
as Jordan Beckles scored after the Cadets were unable clear the ball from their

DeSmet had the best chance in overtime. With about a minute left, Beckles
pushed a pass across the field to a wide-open Seithel, but Duncan stopped the
low shot.

CBC will travel to Jefferson City this weekend for the Art Firley Shootout.
DeSmet returns to action Saturday, hosting second-ranked St. Louis University
High at 2 p.m.