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#5 Johnnies host #4 Eagles

03/02/2017, 7:00pm CST
By Eli Poferl

#4 Eagles Fly to MN


Johnnies and Eagles square off

California is coming to Collegeville!  The Johnnies schedule continues to challenge them as they will be taking on the Concordia-Irvine Eagles on Saturday the 4th at 7 pm. The primetime game will take in the Johnnies’ adopted home field in the Gagliardi Dome.

            Both the now 5th ranked Johnnies and 4th ranked Eagles are currently undefeated adding even more hype behind this already highly anticipated game.  The Eagles will be relying heavily on a high scoring offense, anchored by sophomore Brandon Mayo, an attackman who had four goals in their season opener previous game, as well as senior Max Satossky who has tallied an impressive 7 goals this season.

            As for the Johnnies, continue to watch their impressive freshmen class prove just what they are made of.  At midfielder it is impossible not to notice Tommy Kraus when he is on the field, his offensive presence continues to pick apart defenses. Freshman pole Hayden Lacy plays hard, aggressive defense that can make any attackman think twice before he dodges. The wildcard for this game could come between the restraining lines, where senior LSM Jared McComber is always a threat when the ball is down and in transition.

            We hope everyone can make it out to watch this exciting game between two top ten teams and remember, as always, “Go Johnnies!”


#5 Captain Jared McCumber

Johnnie Recap

After another successful weekend the Johnnies are showing that they are dead set on doing everything in their power to make it to Nationals. Beating the 8th ranked Bulldogs Friday night by an impressive 17-5 turned heads around the MCLA. Then going on to shut out the Missouri State Bears by 18-0 should erase any doubts that the Johnnies do not only have the ability to punch their tickets to Nationals but that they have a shot at truly making the most of their time spent there.

            The keys to the Johnnies success were clear to anyone who attended the games, they play as a team. The Johnnies have appeared to learned from their previous season that in order to win crucial games they must not take any quarters off. Adding on to their success is the fact that after three games played, eight players already have three or more goals. This showcases not only the depth the Johnnies have, but just how important teamwork has been emphasized to the team this season.

            Finally the Johnnies would like the congragulate freshmen midfielder Tommy Kraus on earning the MCLA Division II Comanding Performance of the Week! Kraus scored four goals against Duluth and three against Missouri, along with a combined three assists. The Johnnies are proud of his performance and expect many more great things from him!

            While the Johnnies celebrate another successful weekend they acknowledge that there is still a lot of room for improvement as the season pushes on and that they cannot begin to lay off the gas. Instead they focus their sights for the next two weeks on currently 4th ranked Concordia-Irvine, who is traveling up to Collegeville to play at Gagliardi Dome on Saturday March 4th at 7:00 PM. There will be another update with more information to come as the game gets closer but as always we hope to see you all there and remember “Go Johnnies!”




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