Avery Brewing FC now 5-0 with 12-4 win


LONGMONT, CO (January 23rd, 2015) Avery Brewing FC entertained a raucous crowd of 282 fans at Longmont Indoor Soccer on Friday night scoring 12 goals to defeat the Denver Dynamite 12-4.  The win moves the Brewers to 5-0 as they continue to lead the Premier Arena Soccer League - Rocky Mountain Division table.  

The Brewers started strongly but couldn't find the back of the net, and it was the Denver Dynamite who took a 1-0 lead 4:10 into the match off of a free kick. This marked the first time Avery has been behind all season.  Man of the Match Ian Marcheschi got the brewers on the board with 6:38 remaining with a sweet first-time finish off of a cross field pass from Corey Cullen.  Ian then scored again with 2:40 left in the quarter off an assist from Kyle Luetkehans.  After Avery gave up another goal off of a free kick, Sawyer Frank scored with 1 minute remaining off a pass from Dan Campbell.  

The second quarter saw the Frank / Campbell connection again as this time the goal was scored on a power play.  Sawyer hammered the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle.  Ian Marcheschi scored with 2:17 remaining in the first half to make it 5-2 heading into the halftime break.  The assist was to Dan Campbell. 

In the third quarter Kyle Luetkehans finished a slick series of 1-touch passes with a strong goal.  Dan Campbell recorded another assist and Kevin Haber gets the hockey assist for a smart cross field pass.  Denver Dynamite scored a power play goal with 10:53 remaining in the quarter to make it 6-3.  After that it was all Brewers. 

Avery would score the next 6 goals, 4 of them in the third quarter and 2 of them in the 4th quarter.  Corey Cullen started the party with some patient play to dribble the goalkeeper after Josh Bennett split three defenders with a pass.  Edgar Olivas then scored the goal of the night after he received a ball from Corey Cullen, faked a pass with a scissor move, then smashed his patented toe-poke into the top corner.  Justin Geibel then scored off a cross field pass from Tyler Stratford.  Ian Marcheschi scored with seconds left in the 3rd quarter to make it 10-3 heading into the 4th. 

In the 4th quarter Corban Sipfle scored an unassisted goal after he beat the keeper on a shot that went off the near wall and he put in his own rebound.  Josh Bennett closed out the scoring for the Brewers after a sweet header assist from Corey Cullen.  Denver Dynamite scored a goal with 10.4 seconds remaining as the game finished 12-4.

Ian Marcheschi scored 4 goals while Dan Campbell had 4 assists.  Corey Cullen scored 1 goal and provided 3 assists.  Sawyer Frank scored 2 goals.  Kyle Luetkehans and Josh Bennett each had 1 goal and 1 assist.  Scoring 1 goal each were Edgar Olivas, Justin Geibel, and Corban Sipfle.  Tyler Stratford and Sean O'Connor each chipped in with 1 assist. 

Marc Herzberger played 51 minutes making 10 saves and allowing 3 goals.  Alex Seeley made his debut playing 9 minutes and recording 6 saves allowing 1 goal. 

The Brewers are back in action with their most important games of the season against defending league champions Colorado Blizzard.  They travel down to Colorado Springs  for a match on Saturday January 31st, then they host the Blizzard at home on Friday February 6th.  Tickets for that match (8:00 PM @ Longmont Indoor Soccer) can be purchased here.   Go Brewers!

Brewers remain undefeated with 9-5 road win over Denver Dynamite

CASTLE ROCK, CO (January 17th, 2015) Avery Brewing FC continued their undefeated season by defeating Denver Dynamite 9-5 on Saturday night.  The match was very competitive and hard fought by both sides, but was also played in good spirits and sportsmanship.  The win moves the Brewers to 4-0 and they continue to sit atop the Premier Arena Soccer League - Rocky Mountain Division table. 

Ian Marcheschi scored his third goal of the year on a pass from Kyle Luetkehans off the near-post wall.  After the Dynamite scored a goal to even the score, team Captain Dan Campbell made it 2-1 with 5:15 remaining in the first quarter.  Ben Donovan recorded the assist. Justin Geibel scored a goal off another pass from Kyle Luetkehans off the wall, and the University of Vermont connection made it 3-1.  Denver Dynamite scored with 0:22 remaining in the quarter to make it 3-2.  

In the second quarter the Dynamite scored on a free kick through the Avery Brewing FC Wall to tie the game at 3-3.

The game took a somber turn as Avery Brewing FC stalwart Ben Donovan went to the ground clutching his knee.  The game stopped for 30 minutes as the ambulance made it's way onto the field.  A special thanks to Denver Dynamite and Castle Rock first response team for their care and concern.  He was taken to the Castle Rock Adventist hospital where the initial diagnosis is a dislocated knee (re-set already) with torn ACL and MCL. He'll have surgery in a few weeks followed by rest and physical therapy.  Best wishes from our Avery family to Ben for a full recovery.

After the injury break both teams came out with energy and it was the Brewers who struck first.  Joey Matibag received the ball in the corner and dribbled centrally laying the ball off to Justin Geibel.  After being a defender he scored his second goal of the night.  30 seconds later however, Denver Dynamite capitalized on an Avery mistake to tie the game once again and send the teams to halftime at 4-4.

The second half was once again competitive as both teams came out with energy and focus.  The Brewers took the lead for good on a power play goal with 7:33 remaining in the third quarter.  Edgar Olivas picked out Corey Cullen at the far post who coolly finished.  Another power play goal from Kyle Luetkehans made it 6-4 with 2:09 remaining.  The assist was given to Kevin Haber.  Dynamite pulled a goal back to make it 6-5 on a wonderful first-time shot into the upper corner. 

The fourth quarter was all Avery Brewing FC as they killed off the game to seal the victory.  A bad foul by the Dynamite Goalkeeper gave the Brewers a shootout, which Dan Campbell calmly finished.  The Olivas / Cullen combination was on again as they combined on a give-and-go-and-give which ended with a Corey Cullen tap-in with 3:30 remaining.  After the Denver Dynamite pulled their goalie, Justin Geibel finished off his hat-trick into the open goal with an assist to goalkeeper Marc Herzberger.  It's Marc's second assist of the season. 

Game MVP Justin Geibel scored 3 goals.  Corey Cullen had 2 goals and 1 assist, while Kyle Luetkehans had 1 goal and 2 assists. Dan Campbell scored 2 goals while Ian Marcheschi scored 1.  Edgar Olivas recorded 2 assists while recording 1 assist each were Ben Donovan, Joey Matibag, Kevin Haber, and Marc Herzberger.  Marc Herzberger recorded 11 saves and allowed 5 goals against. 

The Brewers are back in action with a home game this upcoming Friday, January 23rd as they face a rematch of Denver Dynamite.  The match kicks off at 8:00 PM at Longmont Indoor Soccer, tickets are available here.  Go Brewers!

Avery Brewing FC Win 10-1 to move to 3-0 on the season


ARVADA, CO (December 14th, 2014) Avery Brewing FC produced a strong team performance scoring 8 goals in the second half to propel themselves past Real Colorado Edge.  Eleven players recorded goals or assists as The Brewers enter the holiday break with a record of 3-0 on the season and sit atop the Premier Arena Soccer League - Rocky Mountain Division table. 

Corey Cullen got on the scoreboard just two minutes into the game.  Receiving the ball on the left side of the field, he played a slick give-and-go with Man of the Match Justin Geibel and finished calmly past the Real Colorado Edge goalkeeper.  The Geibel / Cullen connection was on again for the second goal with 8:00 to play in the first quarter.  Geibel drove a ball into the left corner of the field where Cullen controlled it and scored to make it 2-0. 

The second quarter was calm with both teams creating chances but no goals to speak of. The pace of the game was high but chances came at a premium. At halftime the teams entered the locker room with Avery winning 2-0.

After halftime The Brewers came out on fire.  Team Captain Dan Campbell scored just 40 seconds into the second half on a hammer from outside the arc.  Just one minute later Edgar Olivas scored a toe-jam off of a free kick assist from Justin Geibel to make it 4-0.  Ian Marcheschi then scored a short-handed goal when he gathered the ball from Justin Geibel once again and played a fancy give-and-go with the wall and slotted it past the goalkeeper to make it 5-0.

Real Colorado Edge got on the board with 4:00 remaining in the third quarter off of a set play from a corner kick.  Directly off the kickoff though Kyle Luetkehans drove the length of the field and smashed one into the net to make it 6-1.  The score remained that way until the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter Aaron Woodruff scored his first goal for Avery Brewing FC when he took a Dan Campbell pass of the wall and quickly turned and fired a low shot into the far post.  Just 45 seconds later Ben Donovan took a smart quick restart after a foul and passed to Dave McConaghay who hit a thunder-bastard from outside the arc to make it 8-1.  20 seconds later Shane Wheeler intercepted a pass and went coast-to-coast to record his first goal for The Brewers.  The scoring was finally done with 30 seconds to play as Dave McConaghay played a smart diagonal pass that was put into their own net by Real Colorado Edge. 

Marc Herzberger went 55 minutes conceding only 1 goal and making 13 saves.  Zac Gibbens came on for the final 5 minutes to solidify the win. 

Justin Geibel recorded 4 points, all of them coming on assists.  Corey Cullen played scored 2 goals and gave Avery Brewing FC a much needed physical presence up front. Dan Campbell, Ian Marcheschi, and Dave McConaghay each had 1 goal and 1 assist.  Recording 1 goal each were Aaron Woodruff, Edgar Olivas, Kyle Luetkehans, and Shane Wheeler.  Ben Donovan and Sawyer Frank each had 1 assist. 

Avery Brewing FC take a month-long Winter break and return to action January 17th against Denver Dynamite at the Miller Activity Complex in Castle Rock. 

Avery Brewing FC Moves to 2-0 After 6-5 Win At Rocky Mountain Bighorns

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (December 6th, 2014) Avery Brewing FC won a hard fought game 6-5 Saturday night in front of a packed house at the Colorado Springs Sports Center. The scrappy victory was the Brewers' second game within 24 hours, this time on the road against a very strong and scrappy Rocky Mountain Bighorns team. 

Team captain Dan Campbell got the scoring underway 4 minutes into the game.  Kevin Haber drove a long diagonal ball off the far wall which Campbell hit first time past the Bighorns goalkeeper.  With 2 minutes remaining in the quarter the Bighorns got on the scoreboard after a controversial 3-line call.  The goal came after a blocked shot, but the first time finish was excellent. 

The Brewers took the lead again in the second quarter thanks to the University of Vermont connection.  Point man Kyle Luetkehans received the ball with his back to goal and flicked a cheeky pass into the path of Justin Geibel.  Geibel took a touch and fired a shot to give Avery Brewing FC a 2-1 advantage.  

Ian Marcheschi made it 3-1 after some beautiful buildup.  After keeping possession for an extended period, Ben Donovan zipped a pass across the field to a streaking Sawyer Frank.  Sawyer played the ball to Marcheschi where his first time finish found the back of the net.  

Right on the stroke of halftime the Bighorns scored a short-handed goal to send the home crowd into a frenzy.  Halftime score was 3-2 for the Brewers.

Avery Brewing FC came out strong to start the second half.  Dan Campbell scored on a powerplay shortly after the break to make it 4-2, Kevin Haber once again recording the assist.  Defender Tyler Stratford made it 5-2 after winning the ball in his own half and carrying the ball the length of the field and smashing a shot near post past the Bighorns goalkeeper.  The score turned 5-3 after the Bighorns scored on a powerplay of their own with 4:50 to play in the 3rd quarter.

The intensity picked up in the fourth quarter as the Bighorns started pouring on the pressure.  With 9:00 to play a goal was scored off of a rebound to cut the lead to 5-4. Dan Campbell scored what would be the game-winner with 2:30 remaining after his initial shot was blocked.  Campbell's hat-trick earned him Man of the Match. 

The Rocky Mountain Bighorns weren't done yet though, and with 0:49 remaining they scored another scrappy goal in front of the net to bring the score to 6-5.  The Brewers remained poised and confident though and closed out the game, not allowing another look at goal for the rest of the game. 

Goalkeeper Marc Herzberger had a fantastic game recording 20 saves, many of which were highlight reel quality, and allowing 5 goals. 

Dan Campbell scored 3 goals while Kevin Haber assisted 2 of them. Scoring 1 goal each were Ian Marcheschi, Justin Geibel, and Tyler Stratford.  Recording 1 assist each were Kyle Luetkehans and Ben Donovan. 

Avery Brewing FC return to action Sunday December 14th before the Winter Break.  Kickoff is 1:30 PM at the Apex Field House in Arvada against Real Colorado Edge.

Avery Brewing FC 5-2 Winners Against Real Colorado Edge

LONGMONT, CO (December 5th, 2014) Avery Brewing FC kicked off the 2014/15 PASL in style by topping Real Colorado Edge 5-2 in front of over 200 fans at Longmont Indoor Soccer. 

Man of the match Ben Donovan started the scoring five minutes into the match.  Kyle Luetkehans controlled the ball in the left corner and fired a pass off the boards at the near post where Donovan hit a one-time finish past Real Colorado Edge Goalkeeper Jarod Thomas. With only 2 seconds left in the period it was déjà vu as Donovan scored his second goal with the assist again coming from Kyle Luetkehans off the near post boards. 

The pace of the game was much slower than previous Brewers games as Real did a very good job getting men behind the ball and playing solid physical defense.  Sola Abolaji and Mike Miniachi led the way for Real defensively.  

In the second quarter after Real were shown a blue card for six fouls, Avery Brewing FC went up 3-0 on a goal from Angelo Rieder, his first for the club.  After having his first shot blocked he fired a left-footed shot from outside the arc low and hard to the far post.  The teams entered halftime at 3-0.

The third period was more of the same as Real once again came out strong defensively and denied space for good looks.  Seconds after hitting the underside of the crossbar, Corey Cullen scored a nice goal cutting in from the left and hammering a low shot with his right foot.  The assist was to Ben Iiames. 

Real Colorado Edge came back in the fourth quarter to make it interesting.  They got on the board with 8 minutes remaining to cut the lead to 4-1.  The game seemed to be over as Real were shown a blue card with 5 minutes left, but a short-handed goal from Luke Burgard off of a free kick made the game 4-2 with 4 minutes to play.  

The Brewers called a timeout and regrouped though, and Justin Geibel iced the game with a goal off of an assist from goalkeeper Marc Herzberger. 

Avery Brewing FC went 2-0 on penalty kills and didn't allow any clear cut chances in the match.

Real Colorado Edge goalkeeper Jarod Thomas played 60 minutes and made 22 saves allowing 5 goals.  Brewers goalkeeper Marc Herzberger played 60 minutes and made 16 saves allowing 2 goals. 

The Brewers ended with a 44-23 advantage in shots.  

Ben Donovan ended with 2 goals while Kyle Luetkehans provided 2 assists.  Scoring 1 goal each were Angelo Rieder, Corey Cullen, and Justin Geibel.  Recording 1 assist each were Ben Iiames and Marc Herzberger. 

Avery Brewing FC plays again tonight, Saturday December 6th down in Colorado Springs against the Rocky Mountain Bighorns.  Kickoff is 7:55 PM at Colorado Springs Sports Center.