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Meeting in the Middle

Posted by jfullan on September 26, 2013 at 11:40 AM

The Emmaus men’s soccer team took on the Warriors of Calvary Bible College on Tuesday afternoon in a hard fought match. The game took place at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa, roughly 3 hours from each school.

Emmaus took a few minutes to settle in before Joe Olsen (#3) found the net off of a low cross by Samm Weber (#7) in the 26th minute. Calvary then launched a series of attacks, managing to send a few dangerous crosses in front of the net before senior Ross Harris (#14) managed to tie it up just before halftime after some confusion in the Emmaus defense.

Emmaus started well in the second half, possessing the ball and creating several good opportunities, but it was Calvary who managed to find the net in the 62nd minute. Midfielder Danny Wiebe (#16) forced a turnover and fired a rocket into the upper ninety from 25 yards out. Emmaus fought on, but struggled to create many more scoring opportunities as Calvary hung on for the 2-1 victory.

Despite their disappointment over the loss, the Eagles appreciated Calvary’s hard, clean play and their Christ-like testimony. In addition, both teams enjoyed some fellowship over dinner after the game and look forward to seeing one another at the ACCA tournament to wrap up the year. “There is something to be said for Christian fellowship, and I have great respect for Calvary’s Coach Dan Nichols both as a coach and a follower of Christ. It is always a privilege and blessing to play his team and I hope to get a chance to play them again at the ACCA tournament in November.” (Coach Brown)

Emmaus will return to Ankeny on Friday to take on the Faith Eagles, who outlasted Emmaus last week 2-0.

Categories: Men's Soccer

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