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Lodi Game Recap: 9.11.15

The Eagles of Eastern Christian kicked off the 2015 season with a 3-1 loss to Lodi. Two first-half crosses found Lodi players who finished one-time opportunities well for the 2-0 halftime lead. The game was EC’s first on a turf field and the adjustment to the surface definitely took the team some time.

The second half was much better for the Eagles with better confidence, 50/50 wins, and possession. This culminated with a Jake Veenstra goal off of a corner (assists to Andrew Brooks and Jon Veenstra). As the game pressed on and EC pressed for the equalizer, the game got stretched. A terrific Kyle Dykstra shot was parried away by the Lodi keeper to keep their lead. As the game got stretched, EC got caught on a quick counter-attack as Lodi finished the game off 3-1. It was a “mixed result” first game with many positives and many things to work on.

Up next for EC:

Home Opener Under the Lights vs. Elmwood Park next Wednesday night under the lights! Come out and support your team!

Elmwood Park Game Recap 9.16.15

EC’s home opener took place under the lights of Willow field.

A great crowd of EC supporters saw a highly contested game that yielded only 1 goal. A staunch defensive effort for the Eagles only surrendered a late first half goal on a missile from 30+ yards to the upper corner of the EC net. It was easily a candidate for “goal of the year” scored in EC games. The first half goal also felt a bit against the run of play as the Eagles defended and possessed the ball quite well throughout the half.

It was more of the same in the second half with a strong defensive and possession game from the Eagles, but the team just could not finish with a goal. A 1-0 end result was a hard pill to swallow for such a strong team effort. We will continue to improve and work to get those goals and finish off these games!

Up Next for EC:

AT Glenrock on Friday– kickoff at 4:00 PM