Shai Yulish Breaks Long-Standing Record For Career Goals

Yulish's record currently stands at 86 with two more games in the regular season. It will be hard to beat.

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Senior Shai Yulish dives for the ball in the season opener against Independence. Photo by Livia Eppell.

On Sept. 28, senior Shai Yulish made Beachwood athletics history.

At the 28-minute mark of the home soccer game against Kirtland, Yulish scored his second goal of the game, pushing his career total to 78 goals and officially breaking the Bison soccer record for most goals scored in a high school career, a record held for 39 years by 1977 graduate Ricky Rosen.

Yulish reflected on the moment.

“It was an amazing feeling, almost unreal at the time,” he said.

This record had been the longest standing record in Beachwood soccer history, and one of the longest in Beachwood athletics. None of the current records in track and field or swimming date back to 1977.”

Yulish scored the goal off of an assist from fellow senior captain Asaf Roth, who passed the ball through the defense and set up an opportunity for the shot on goal.

“I wouldn’t have broken any of the records without the help of my teammates over the past three years,” Yulish said.

This record had been the longest standing record in Beachwood soccer history, and one of the longest in Beachwood athletics. None of the current records in track and field or swimming date back to 1977.

After scoring the record-setting goal, Yulish pulled out a Sharpie pen and signed the ball. He gave it to his mother in the stands. The goal also happened to be the game-clinching goal, as the Bison eventually beat the Hornet soccer team 2-1.

Yulish’s teammates feel that his record-setting season should give them needed momentum as they advance to the playoffs.

“It’s an amazing feeling. It gave us a ton of momentum, and I am super-confident about the rest of the season,” Roth said. “I believe we can go far into the postseason this year.”

Yulish now has 86 career goals, and has scored a goal in every game he has played in this year. His total is increasing with each game, and as he continues to score, the record becomes progressively harder for future Bison players to break.

Only time will tell how Yulish’s record stands up, but if history repeats itself, Yulish should be a record-holder for quite some time.

The Bison play at Hawken on Oct. 13 and finish the regular season at home against Twinsburg on Oct. 15.

Keep up with The Beachcomber’s Sports Twitter to see how the Bison progress in the postseason.

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