Originally created 04/17/99

Sembach lives up to nickname



At Greenbrier, David Sembach is known as the Trash Man.

On Friday night, he resembled a county dump.

Sembach scored a hat trick with three goals as he led the Wolfpack to a 4-1 win over Aquinas at the Brier Patch. The Greenbrier girls also defeated the Lady Shamrocks 1-0.

"He's a trash-man goal scorer," Greenbrier coach Donny Rogers said. "He was at the right place at the right time on three goals. That was very helpful.

With 23:12 left in the first half, Sembach flopped a kick over goalie Matt DiPiro's head just inside the box to put the Wolfpack up 1-0.

On an Adam Wise kick from beyond midfield, Sembach scored on a reverse header to give Greenbrier (14-1) a 2-0 lead with 36:08 left in the second half.

Off a throw-in, Sembach deflected the ball just inside the right post for his third goal of the game with 14:28 left in the game.

Greenbrier's Matt Meeks added another goal, before Will Barrett finally put Aquinas on the board with a goal.

"This gives us a win against a great team," Rogers said. "Playing tough competition can only help you."

In the girls' game, Kelly Fuzy broke a scoreless deadlock with 4:24 left in the game to give Greenbrier a 1-0 win.

Amanda Lewis placed a corner kick in front of the goal and the ball bounced off an Aquinas defender. Fuzy, near the left post in front of the goal, scored off the rebound to give the Lady Wolfpack (10-4-1) the win.

"It just came over and bounced off somebody," Fuzy said. "I just kicked it in."

Greenbrier goalie Kelly Mosely preserved the win with a diving save of a Kim Meirowitz kick in front of the goal with 1:23 left in the match.

The game went back and forth as both teams had opportunities to score. Aquinas (9-5-1) had its best chance with a penalty kick with 26:51 remaining. But Lisa Bell's kick inside the left post was stopped by Mosely.

"We were 0-4 against Aquinas," Lewis said. "It's like a huge cement block off our shoulders."

Greenbrier boys 4, Aquinas 1

Goals: Greenbrier, David Sembach 3, Matt Meeks; Aquinas, Will Barrett. Assists: Greenbrier, Stuart Carter, Adam Wise. Goalies: Greenbrier, Jared Brown (5 saves), Jon Parrish (3 saves); Aquinas, Matt DiPiro (10 saves), Matt Brigman (1 save).

Chris Gay covers sports for The Augusta Chronicle. He can be reached at (706) 868-1222 or cag112@hotmail.com