Boys Soccer Recap
Dover 4, Seaford 0
The Blue Jays suffered another loss in a disappointing month of October. Seaford, now 5-9-1 overall, has lost seven straight matches to fall out of contention for a state tournament berth. The Jays haven't won since a 6-1 win over Woodbridge on Sept. 27. The tied Sussex Tech 0-0 on Oct. 4. Against St. Andrew's, Brian Cramer scored the lone goal on an assist from Nick Dunk. Goalkeepers Mike Bleile and Chris Rapp combined for 8 saves. Seaford concludes its season against Middletown on Thursday, Nov. 1.
Dover 4, Seaford 0
The Blue Jays were shut out in a match that clinched the Henlopen Conference championship for Dover. The Blue Jays fell to 5-8-1 overall. Goalkeeper Mike Bleile stopped 7 shots. Seaford trailed 15-11 in shots and 3-1 in corner kicks.
Cape Henlopen 2, Seaford 1
The Blue Jays were officially eliminated from the Henlopen Conference Southern Division race with their eighth consecutive match without a win. The Blue Jays, now 6-5-1 in the conference and 7-7-1 overall, haven't won a match in October. Against Cape, Seaford got a goal from Nick Dunk in the first half. Goalkeeper Mike Bleile posted 12 saves for the Jays, who were outshot 17-14. The teams tied 5-5 in corner kicks.
Milford 4, Seaford 0
The Blue Jays couldn't find the net against the first-place Bucs in the Henlopen Conference match. With a winless streak at five matches, Seaford fell to 6-4-1 in the conference and 7-6-1 overall. Goalkeeper Mike Bleile's seven saves led the Blue Jays against Milford.
Delmar 3, Seaford 2
The Blue Jays' winless streak reached four matches as they dropped a Henlopen Conference contest. Brian Cramer scored both goals for Seaford, which fell to 6-3-1 in the conference and 7-5-1 overall. Goalkeeper Mike Bleile stopped 9 shots for Seaford, which trailed 14-13 in shots.
Sussex Central 3, Seaford 2
The Blue Jays were dominated in the Henlopen Conference match but hung tough behind goalkeeper Mike Bleile. Despite being outshot 22-5, Seaford tied the match 2-2 by halftime on goals by Nick Dunk and Brian Cramer. Bleile kept the Jays in the match with 12 saves but Central eventually broke through for the game-winner on a second half goal by Roberto Perez. Seaford is now 6-2-1 in the conference and 7-4-1 overall.
Tatnall 5, Seaford 0
The Blue Jays were blanked in a nonconference match to fall to 7-3-1 overall.
Seaford 0, Sussex Tech 0 (2 OT)
The Blue Jays were outshot 24-15 and trailed in corner kicks 6-4 but managed to forge a tie with the hot Ravens in a key Henlopen Conference match.
Seaford 6, Woodbridge 1
The Blue Jays rose to 5-0 overall and in the conference behind Todd Brooke's three goals.
Justin Brooke, Nick Dunk and Ryan Handy also scored for the Blue Jays, who outshot Woodbridge 22-3.
Mike Bleile posted two saves for Seaford.
Caesar Rodney 4, Seaford 1 (OT)
The Blue Jays suffered their first loss of the season in a key Henlopen Conference matchup. Now 5-1 in the conference and 7-1 overall, Seaford tied the score 1-1 in the second half on a goal by Nick Dunk before CR took command in overtime. The Blue Jays stayed close in regulation despite yielding a 25-3 advantage in shots to the Riders. Seaford goalie Mike Bleile kept the Jays alive with 17 saves.
Seaford 2, Indian River 1
The Blue Jays remained unbeaten after holding off stubborn Indian River in the second half.
Cory Palmer and Brian Cramer scored Seaford's goals in the first half on assists from Nick Dunk and Todd Brooks to give the Jays a 2-0 halftime lead.
"It was an excellent battle as usual between Seaford and IR," said Seaford head coach Tim Lee after his team rose to 4-0 overall and in the Henlopen Conference. "Our defense was tremendous and was inspired by Mike Bleile in goal. Mike saved a well-taken penalty kick and the rebound."
Lee also noted the performances of Kip Huffman, Ryan Handy, Dorian Huffman, Mitch Fryling, Justin Brooke and Cramer.
"Many noteworthy performances took place," said Lee.
Bleile recorded 7 saves in goal. The Blue Jays totalled 13 shots and 2 corner kicks.
Seaford 4, Smyrna 1
The unbeaten Blue Jays gave head coach Tim Lee his 100th win at Seaford.
Justin Brooke scored two goals for Seaford, which broke open a 1-1 halftime deadlock with three second half goals.
Todd Brooke and Garrett Sammons scored the Blue Jays' other goals, while Nick Dunk contributed an assist.
Goalkeeper Mike Bleile posted 9 saves as Seaford rose to 3-0 in the conference and overall. The Blue Jays recorded 23 shots and 2 corner kicks.
"This was a hard-fought game that saw Seaford with many opportunities that the Smyrna keeper did very well with," said Lee. "Smyrna was surprisingly strong compared to prior years."
Seaford 5, Polytech 0
The Blue Jays jumped out to a 4-0 halftime lead that goalkeepers Mike Bleile and Chris Rupp made good on with the shutout.
Todd Brooke's two goals led the Jays, who rose to 2-0 in the conference and overall. Brian Franceschi, Brian Cramer and Tim Gay added goals while Nick Dunk and Kip Huffman posted assists.
In goal, Bleile recorded 5 saves and Rupp 4 saves. The Blue Jays totalled 25 shots and 3 corner kicks.
"This game gave us an opportunity to see the whole squad and for players out of the starting eleven an opportunity to play," said Seaford coach Tim Lee after registering his 99th career victory.
Seaford 1, Lake Forest 0
The Blue Jays opened their 2001 season with a shutout behind goalkeeper Mike Bleile in a game postponed by a day due to the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C.
Bleile posted 13 saves in the win. Justin Brooke scored Seaford's goal in the first half on an assist from Nick Dunk.
"This was a nice way to ge the season started," said Seaford head coach Tim Lee. "We played well considering the distractions due to current events."
Seaford had 19 shots and 2 corner kicks.
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