WATERTOWN, Wis. – The Benedictine Eagles defeated the Crusaders 3-0, but the score was not the final indicator of how head coach Jeff Pill felt the game was played.
“We had a very good second half despite giving up two soft goals, and we improved steadily as the game went on. Our possession was tremendous and we kept creating good chances. The guys are still focused on the process which we hope results in wins,” said Pill.
Benedictine controlled play the first twenty minutes of the game before scoring at the 29 minute mark for a 1-0 lead.
The Crusaders started off the second half with shots from defender David Anderson (Roscoe, Ill.) and midfielder Brian Lundquist (Reading, Mass.) before the Eagles put goal number two on the board at 58 minutes.
Benedictine scored four minutes later after a shot on net by forward Mitchell Holley (Watertown, Wis.), and Maranatha continued their strong play despite being down, tallying six more shots.
Holley finished with four shots (three on goal), and Anderson had three shots, and two on net. Freshmen Timothy Rogers (Willmar, Minn.), Marvin Klaudt, and Mitchell Mellano also had a solid game for the Crusaders.
Maranatha faces Dominican in River Forest, Ill. on Saturday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m.