INCLINE VILLAGE, NV - The Eagles landed back in Tahoe late last night after going 1-1 on their trip to face two top-ranked opponents in Minnesota. During the first game of the trip, SNC had a rough day between the lines, falling to top-ranked St. Thomas, 12-5. The Eagles would redeem themselves during the second contest, dispatching the 12th-ranked Bulldogs from Minnesota Duluth by a score of 10-2 on Saturday afternoon.
A few standout performers during the trip include Eagle goalie, Eddie Erickson, who accounted for 33 saves and an overall save percentage of 74% on the week. Attackman, Jake Caliguire, notched 2 goals and 3 assists. While LSM, Jack Witt, added 16 ground balls and a goal of his own.
Steller defense was played in particular by seniors Matt Hennis and Sergio Orduna who also found the back of the net against the Bulldogs. Freshman defender Jonathon Soliz was instrumental in improving Sierra Nevada's clearing game.
"We knew we had a tall order during the trip to Minnesota. St. Thomas is a well-oiled machine," said Eagle Head Coach, Matt Blamey. We made a lot of mistakes. And you simply can't do that against a team of that caliber. Hat's off to the Tommies for their stellar play all night."
"Before the Duluth game we had a long meeting and film session to refocus and get our minds right. We knew that UMD is another tough team with a rich tradition. I'm very proud of how our men rebounded and executed the gameplan to near perfection. We made some steps in the right direction this week and can't wait to get back at it."
Sierra Nevada returns to WCLL play this Sunday, March 26th vs the University of the Pacific. Faceoff is scheduled for 1:00PM at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.