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Mauldin boys fall short of title game

Northwestern eliminates Mavericks

By Ann Green • Contributing Writer • May 26, 2010

The Mauldin High boys soccer team dreamed of a rematch with Northwestern on the road to a hoped-for Class AAAA state championship this year.

Northwestern, the two-time defending state champion, loomed large in the Mavericks' plans for 2010 because the Trojans ended Mauldin's run at a state title in the third round of the 2009 playoffs.

This year the No. 4-ranked Mavericks got the tournament draw they wanted and moved deeper into the playoffs, advancing to the Upper State championship game May 19. But the storybook ending eluded them.

The Trojans eliminated the Mavs 4-1, leaving Mauldin with a 17-7 record in 2010.

“We met a major goal,” said Mauldin coach Joe Siatkowski, who guided the team to the Region 2-AAAA title. “We knew the only way to get to the state championship was to have a rematch with Northwestern in the Upper State final. It just didn't work out the way we planned.”

Mauldin outscored its playoff opponents 13-4 on the way to the Upper State final, beating T.L. Hanna, Ridge View and Fort Mill.

Mauldin will lose seven seniors but just two starters. Siatkowski said he plans to return to coach the Mavericks.

With a key group of veterans of the CESA program among his returnees, Siatkowski said he expects good things from next year's team.

“It won't be a rebuilding year at all. We've got players with some significant playing time,” Siatkowski said.

Standout striker Ignacio Monchetti, an All-Class AAAA and All-Region 2-AAAA player who scored Mauldin's goal against Northwestern, is expected to return for his senior season.

Siatkowski thanked his 2010 senior class — Kevin Arellano, Brendan Casper, John Cleland, Matt Courter, Charles Harned, Jay Puckett and Daniel Trejo — for its hard work and leadership. Casper has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and possibly will play soccer for the Midshipmen, according to Siatkowski.

Mauldin's Bradon Hurt (16) and Northwestern's Jeremy Dobbins (4)
battle for control of the ball.
The Mauldin Mavericks played host to the Northwestern Trojans in the
AAAA Upper State Soccer Championships.

Mauldin's Bradon Hurt (16) and Northwestern's Jeremy Dobbins (4) battle for control of the ball. The Mauldin Mavericks played host to the Northwestern Trojans in the AAAA Upper State Soccer Championships. (GWINN DAVIS/Staff)


SCHSSCA Class 4A Final Rankings - #04

1. Northwestern
2. Irmo
3. Wando
4. Mauldin


Congratulations to the Mavs for a GREAT SEASON!!!

The Mavs were defeated tonight in the upper state finals. Final score - Mauldin 1 Northwestern 4. Thanks to all the fans for coming out to support them!! We wish all the best to senior players Kevin Arellano, Brendan Casper, John Cleland, Matt Courter, Charlie Harned, Jay Puckett and Daniel Trejo as they embark on the next stage of their lives.



Photo Credit Gwinn Davis

Congratulations to Ignacio Monchetti for being chosen for the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association 4A All-State Team!!!

Boys soccer game 5/18 rescheduled to Wednesday @7pm.

Area Soccer Teams Compete For Upper State Crown

Craig Sanders, High School Playbook Editor

Six area soccer teams will compete in the Upper State Championship on Tuesday. Southside Christian will try and keep rival Christ Church from reaching its 10th consecutive state title appearance in A soccer. In Class AA, Walhalla will try for its first Upper State title since 2006. Greenville County rivals JL Mann and Eastside will compete for the Class AAA game, and Mauldin will face defending AAAA champion Northwestern in hopes to win the school's first ever state title in boys soccer.

Of those six teams, four appear in this week's Power 4 because of their consistency in excellence throughout the season. Southside Christian sits at the top of the rankings for the first time this season; the biggest surprise of the season, the Sabres have defeated rival Christ Church twice. The rising soccer power also defeated previously top-ranked Riverside, Mann, and Mauldin during the regular season despite belonging to the smallest state classification.

Mann, Mauldin, and Eastside complete the quartet of Greenville County soccer powers. While every soccer team in WYFF's coverage area of the Upstate qualifies for the rankings, these four teams have clearly dominated their opponents. Mann, for instance, scored 14 goals against Woodmont in the opening round of the AAA soccer playoffs. The Patriots potent offensive attack will meet a strong opponent in Eastside. The Eagles upset previously No. 1 Riverside after GK Jesse Mathews only allowed one goal. Mauldin also owns offensive firepower -- Ignacio Monchetti scored his 28th goal on the season in the second round of the AAAA playoffs.

1. Southside Christian

2. JL Mann

3. Mauldin

4. Eastside

Mavs win in the quarterfinals defeating Fort Mill 4-1!! Goals scored by Alejandro Bedoya (2), Nacho Monchetti (1) and Joe Stone (1).

Now on to upper state finals vs. Northwestern Wednesday night at MAULDIN 7pm!

Mavs rally past Fort Mill

By Myron Hosea • Contributing Writer • May 16, 2010

MAULDIN – Accepting their coach's halftime challenge, the Mauldin High boys soccer team blitzed Fort Mill with four second-half goals Saturday to win and advance to Tuesday's Class AAAA Upper State championship.

“We've worked so hard and so long and proven over and over we're a pretty good team. We challenged them at the half,” said Mauldin coach Joe Siatowski. “We just asked them, ‘Do you want the season to end today or do you want to keep playing?'”

The Mavericks chose to keep playing.

To do that, however, they needed to break the wall that Fort Mill's defense had put up around the goal. Mauldin had few chances in the first half as the Yellow Jackets seemed the ones intent on reaching the next round.

Fort Mill's Walker Johnson opened the scoring with a goal at 34:41 in the first half. Mauldin had only one good scoring opportunity in the first as Chris Tuggle took a shot with 11:24 remaining, but Yellow Jacket goalkeeper Tanner Landvik-Larsen smothered it.

“We came out (in the second half) and showed we still wanted to play,” Siatowski said. “We made some minor adjustments. We moved some people so we could win the middle of the field again. It made a difference.”

The first difference came at 32:10 in the second half when leading scorer Ignacio Monchetti broke past a defender in the middle. Oscar Arellano found him with the pass, and Monchetti put the ball in the left corner of the net, tying the score at 1-1.

Mauldin did not capture the lead until 10:54. Monchetti set up with the ball and his back to the net. He went to Alejandro Bedoya who made the score for a 2-1 Mavericks lead.

“We're quick,” Siatowski said. “It's just being able to play the game mentally for the full 90 minutes.”

Fort Mill wasn't ready to go away either and threatened to tie the game with five minutes to play. With most of the players crowded in front of the goal, John Whitten got room enough for a kick, but Mauldin goalkeeper Charles Harned blocked the shot.

With the Yellow Jackets pressing for a score during stoppage time, Mauldin managed a pair of breakaway goals. Junior Joe Stone got the first, while Bedoya added another a short time later.

The Mavericks will host reigning state champion Northwestern in Tuesday's Upper State final.

Press coverage from 5/13 game - http://www.wyff4.com/video/23555879/

Mauldin soccer eliminates Ridge View in Class AAAA playoffs

By Myron Hosea • Contributing writer • May 13, 2010

MAULDIN – Ignacio Monchetti scored three goals as Mauldin defeated Ridge View 4-2 Thursday night to advance to the third round of the Class AAAA boys soccer playoffs.

Oscar Arellano broke the scoreless tie at the 17:20 mark of the first half when Blazer goalkeeper Andrew Scott blocked a Monchetti kick, but the ball bounced to Arellano who sent it into the goal.

“We made an adjustment just to pinch in a little bit on the inside and take away their ability to counter real quick,” Mauldin coach Joseph Siatowski said. “Our strikers are pretty good. Just that minor adjustment made a big difference.”

Monchetti made good on his next kick, scoring off another blocked kicked at the 12:50 mark for a 2-0 lead.

Less than a minute later, Ridge View got on the board with an odd play. Maverick goalkeeper Charles Harned came out for the ball, kicking it about the same time as Tony Del Valle of the Blazers. The ball came off Del Valle and found its way into the net to trim Mauldin's lead to 2-1 at 11:40.

Monchetti's second goal came early in the second half as he sent a shot into the right corner of the goal with 34:45 remaining. He added another goal at 15:59 when he broke away from defenders. His kick glanced off the goalkeeper for the score and a seemingly safe 4-1 lead.

The Blazers narrowed the gap a bit at 6:51 when Del Valle scored on a long penalty kick.

Mauldin will play the winner of the Wren-Fort Mill contest and will be at home Saturday if Fort Mill wins.

The Mavs are Region II AAAA Champs! The Mavs won against Hillcrest tonight 1-0. Ignacio Monchetti scored the winning goal. They play Christ Church tomorrow at home @6:00pm. Play-offs start on Tuesday night!

Monchetti's 21st goal lifts Mavs past Rams

By J. Bennett Harris • Staff writer • May 5, 2010

SIMPSONVILLE -- The Mauldin High boys soccer team left it in jeopardy until late, but finally locked up the Region 2-AAAA title with a 1-0 win at Hillcrest Tuesday night.

A moment of inspiration from Mauldin striker Ignacio Monchetti late in the first half produced the goal which handed the Mavericks the outright region title and a season sweep of their Golden Strip rivals.

Monchetti, a junior, received a long ball from Daniel Valencia on the right flank and beat two Hillcrest defenders before unleashing a left-footed blast into the roof of the Hillcrest net.

“We should have won it earlier (in the season),” said Mauldin coach Joe Siatkowski. “We let two teams come in and beat us when we weren't mentally prepared. But we made adjustments and just took it a game at a time.”

It was the 21st goal of the season for the Uruguayan-born Monchetti, who also has provided ten assists.

“He did about everything right tonight,” Siatkowski said. “We try to use him as a primary striker and play the ball to his feet. We got a little bit out of that early in the game. We were just trying to knock the ball over the top. That's not our style of play.”

The Mavs (14-5, 8-2) host Hanna next Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs. Hillcrest (8-8-2, 4-6) finished fourth in the region and will travel to Wren in the first round.

Emily Praktish and Sarah Tuggle scored goals either side of halftime as Mauldin (23-3) also locked up the girls region title with a 2-0 victory over the Rams.

The Mavs, the defending Class AAAA state champions, technically share the region title with Dorman but will represent the region as the top seed due to a better goal differential.

“Heading into the playoffs I like where we're at,” said Mauldin coach Kevin Czar. “We have the capability. The talent is there when they want to show up.”

Hillcrest (10-9-1) will make its first playoff appearance since 2004 when the Rams play at Hanna Monday. Hillcrest can secure the program's first winning season since 2002 with a win tonight over Greenville Tech Charter.

If you have photo's from the awards ceremonies please send them to Ellen Casper

Charles Harned and all his awards!

Announcing the Class of 2010 Top 20 students - Patience Canty, Liz Choe, Kate Culbreath(Swim), Natasha Deshpande, Hunter Faulk (Cross Country/Lacrosse), Charlie Harned (Soccer), Meredith Head, Megan Hurt (Cross Country), Renee Kulik (Cross Country), Caroline McDonough (Cross Country/Track), Alexa Neiling (Cross Country/Track), Ashley Rogers, Marie Schaner, Amy Schlepphorst, Kelsey Starr (Competive Cheer), Charlotte Teresi, Natalie Terlitsky (Swim/Track), Emily Todd, Sarah Vance (Cross Country/Lacrosse), Quentin Williams


Brendan Casper receives military appointment to United States Naval Academy at Senior Awards!

For a student to receive an Academic Honors Award, the student must (1) complete twenty-four units of credit as prescribed: (2) meet the standard on all subtest of the Exit Examination; (3) receive a minimum grade of “B” for each semester course in Grades 9-12 through the seventh semester; and (4) achieve either a score of 710 on the SAT verbal or a score of 690 on the SAT math, or an ACT score of 30 on English or 33 on mathematics OR (1) each student shall have completed twenty-four units of high school credit; (2) be eligible for graduation with a state high school diploma; (3) have a combined score of 1400 on the SAT critical reading and math sections or an ACT composite score of 31. Of the twenty-four units earned, eighteen units must be college preparatory coursework, four units in additional electives and two units in one or more of the following: English, science, social studies or mathematics. Those seniors who have achieved this honor will receive their certificate along with their diploma at graduation. 
The Class of 2010 had 22 students recognized for this award! Logan Birchfield, Amy Carlson, Brendan Casper, Tim Chappell, Laura Cobranchi, Kate Culbreath, Natasha Deshpande, Justin Emerson, Leah Esposito, Scarlett Lindsey, Matthew McCourtie, Caroline McDonough, Ashley Rogers, Marie Schaner, Amy Schlepphorst, Kelsey Starr, Charlotte Teresi, Devon Thurman, Emily Todd, Sarah Vance, Quentin Williams, and Megan Wong. Of those 22 students, 8 are Mauldin High School athletes as well.   Congratulations!! 
Logan Birchfield (Track)
Brendan Casper (Soccer)
Tim Chappell (Lacrosse)
Kate Culbreath (Swimming)
Justin Emerson (Tennis)
Caroline McDonough (Cross Country/Track)
Kelsey Starr (Competive Cheer)
Sarah Vance (Cross Country/Lacrosse)

Congratulations to seniors Brendan Casper, John Cleland, Matt Courter and Charles Harned and juniors Jonathan Herlong and Cristian Higuita for all the awards they received at the Senior and Junior Awards Ceremonies.  

Mavs finish the week with their third win with a 4-0 victory over Byrnes Friday night. Their final region game is Monday night May 3rd at Hillcrest @7:30pm.

Mavs win on Senior Night against Boiling Springs 4-0. Congratulations and much success in your future to senior players Kevin Arellano, Brendan Casper, John Cleland, Matt Courter, Charlie Harned, Jay Puckett and Daniel Trejo.


4/14 - The Mavs traveled to Anderson to play TL Hanna tonight and won 4-2. Next game is at home Friday night vs. Byrnes @7:00pm.


Boys finish in 2nd place in the Mauldin Cup after losing to Southside Christian. The game was 0-0 at end of regulation and OT. Game went to PKs where Mauldin was outscored.

Varsity boys soccer win 1st game of Mauldin Cup vs. Clover 3-2 Friday night and 2nd game vs. JL Mann 2-1 in overtime with penalty kicks on Saturday morning. The boys advance to the 1st place finals game at 4:30pm Saturday at the Mauldin football stadium field.

The Mav's continue their winning streak with a win aginst Riverside Wednesday night 1-0.

Mauldin trailed by two goals in the second half, but the Mavericks surged with three goals in the final minutes to defeat Dorman. Check out the recap here!

Mauldin Boys Varsity Soccer is 3-0 for the season with a 3-2 win over Dorman Friday night.
The Mav's battled to the bitter end and came up on top. Next game is at home vs. Riverside on Wednesday 3/24 @7:00pm.


May 18th vs. Northwestern 1-4

May 15th vs. Fort Mill 4-1

May 13th vs. River View 4-2

May 11th vs. T.L. Hanna 5-1

May 4th vs. Hillcrest 1-0

April 30th vs. Byrnes 4-0

April 28th vs. Spartanburg 3-1

April 26th vs. Boiling Springs 4-0

April 19th vs. Dorman (4-1)

April 16th vs. Byrnes (7-0)

April 14th vs. TL Hanna (4-2)

April 10th vs. Southside Christian (0-1)

April 10th vs. JL Mann (2-1)

April 9th vs. Clover (3-2)

April 7th vs. Hillcrest (0-2)

March 26 vs. Boiling Springs (4-5) 

March 23 vs. Riverside (1-0)  

March 19 vs. Dorman (3-2) 

March 17th vs. Spartanburg (6-0)  

March 9th vs. Wren (4-0)  

March 6th vs. Daniel (7-1) 

March 5th vs. JLMann (2-4) 

March 4th vs. Southside (0-1) 

March 1st vs. Eastside (4-1)

February 25th vs. Blue Ridge (4-0)

February 18th vs. Palmetto (7-0)

February 10th vs. Daniel (2- 1)