Friday: national powers, #1 St. Ignatius hosts #2 Newark (NJ) St. Benedict's Prep

bluengold

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The top 2 nationally ranked teams (per Top Drawer Soccer) will play a match this Friday the 20th, at Krenzler Field at Cleveland State (7:00 pm).
Last season, the Bees of St. Benedict's defeated the Wildcats in Newark NJ.
Tickets are available online from the Ignatius Wildcats website. The match is expected to be a sell-out of 1700+
The match is scheduled to be broadcast online on Ignatius' school SIBN network.
Go Cats!
 

Rohbino

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St. Benedict's must be very good. They beat SCD earlier in the season, 7-0. SCD is down a little this year by SCD standards but they're still a decent team.
 

bluengold

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Last night's match was a high level of futbol that's not seen at the high school level. There was intensity throughout and several players went out for periods of time due to leg cramps.
Ignatius went up 2-0 in the first half on goals by Shorey and McLaughlin.
St. Benedict's came out even more aggressively in the 2nd half with 2 goals, one on a penalty kick.
Ignatius's Van Eeuwen made a couple of great saves. Cao Chaves, #17 for St. Benedict's, showed exceptional ball handling skills



 
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arizonawildcat

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Last night's match was a high level of futbol that's not seen at the high school level. There was intensity throughout and several players went out for periods of time due to leg cramps.
Ignatius went up 2-0 in the first half on goals by Shorey and McLaughlin.
St. Benedict's came out even more aggressively in the 2nd half with 2 goals, one on a penalty kick.
Ignatius's Van Eeuwen made a couple of great saves. Cao Chaves, #17 for St. Benedict's, showed exceptional ball handling skills


Looked like tthat there was a big crowd at the game.
 
Ignatius defeats the country's best team, Peoria Notre Dame in Indiana 2-0.
Peoria Notre Dame is actually my alma mater, and they’re located in Illinois.

Not sure how they’re #1 in the country. PND is actually a relatively small catholic coed school (about 700-800 total students). They historically have a very good soccer program, just not sure why they’re ranked so high.
 
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