"The alumni game was a real interesting match up. With our back line and starting keeper not being able to play, we had to play some guys in positions they weren't accustomed to. I'm really happy with the alumni that showed up for the game. It was made of guys that are mostly less than five years removed from the program, and most of them are still playing in adult leagues throughout the area.In other UAH news, a permanent replacement for Tafadzwa Ziyenge, who is off to head the Arkansas State women's program, is expected to be announced in a few weeks. The search for the new head coach is in its final stages, although it is not clear whether Nezmer will remain with the program in an assistant coaching role.
As far as the game itself, it ended in a 2-2 tie. The highlight of the game for us was a brilliant shot from about 20 yards by Oscar Leon, that was hit [into the] upper 90. Another highlight was former captain and goalkeeper (and assistant coach for the Women) Geoffrey Merry, netting the first goal for the alumni. The celebration was capped off with Geoff asking for hot dog.All in all, it was a very good day and I'm glad that so many of our alumni made it out. I plan on increasing our numbers next year while also planning more alumni events during the fall season. I'm really looking forward to broadening our alumni base, and I think the game was a good step."
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Well, I screwed up. I got the date for the UAH Alumni game wrong and missed it. Thankfully, Joe Nezmer, the interim-Head Coach of UAH was kind enough to give us a recap of a great day on Saturday, March 27th, for UAH soccer in the first of what will hopefully be an annual event.