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Akron Celtic Guards stay "Cool" in Steel City Scorcher

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The Akron Celtic Guards traveled to Pittsburgh on Saturday, August 15, 2009, on what turned out to be a sweltering sunny afternoon in the Steel city. Just as in the first match of the season, this game would be a tale of two halves.


A young chippy Pittsburgh team jumped out to a very quick start as their much-improved squad showed heart, determination, and hustle as they pounded Akron to garner a massive halftime lead.


Akron made some half time adjustments & held a very spunky Pittsburgh team to only one 2nd half score. Akron scored a barrage of second half goals and points led by Michael Ruane who led the Akron squad in scoring. Luke Wilcox had some very impressive long goals for Akron & Patrick Taylor Jr. showed flair at the mid field spot scoring nicely as well. Scott Cooper scored his very first goal Saturday on a splendid ground hurl. Jamison Blose had a very nice ground pass that set it up. Congratulations to Scott!!!


The Akron defense was simply stellar in the second half led by extremely aggressive play led by Jim Micali and Adam Behm. Repeatedly the first year players of Mike Steiner, Greg Maruna, Jamison Blose, Damon Campbell, John Higgins, and Jeff Lynch turned back Pittsburgh offensive runs. It was apparent by their efforts that they were not overwhelmed in, what was for a few, their first road match. Pittsburgh was a tough & feisty host that did not slow its intensity on what turned out to be a scorching hot day!


Following the game, our gracious Pittsburgh hosts treated us to a very nice barbecue. Many laughs were had as the two teams continue to bond in what is becoming a friendly rivalry between the two cities. The Akron Celtic Guards would like to thank the lads of Pittsburgh for putting on a fantastic match and after party! We look forward to seeing you in Akron for this years Al O'Leary tournament!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 September 2009 15:45

Akron vs. Pittsburgh - 08.15.2009

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Akron is traveling to Pittsburgh to play the Pitt strikers!

Current Roster:
  1. Ruane
  2. Blose
  3. Maruna
  4. Jr.
  5. Micali
  6. Luke
  7. Campbell
  8. Coop
  9. Steiner
  10. Lynch
  11. Higgins
  12. Shillinger
  13. Adam
Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2009 19:39

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