2014 week 2
The Vikings traveled to Springfield on a nice evening. The starting eleven were: Roark in goal , Maxwell, Zech, McCoy , And Dales in Defense , Eshbaugh , Affini, Bussard, Cardenas, and Schenck at midfield , And Brundage up top.
The Vikings put pressure on the Springfield defense often in the first half playing long through balls and running hard at them. The game was played with an end to end style with the Vikings putting long through balls and Springfield trying to posses the ball and move down field quickly . The Vikings seemed more dangerous forcing the Springfield keeper to make 15 saves in the first half alone. Several quality shots were taken by Brundage , Schenck, and Cardenas but the Keeper was up to the task keeping the game tied at 0-0 till half. At halftime Coach Randolph expressed to his team the importance of possession over long balls from half field . He changed the formation to gain more possession in the middle half of the field and attack the Springfield goal with numbers rather than 1 on 1 with the Keeper. This proved to be the key as the Vikings scored quickly on a pass from Affini to Schenck and a nice finish. With the lead the Vikings tried to keep possession more and not allow Springfield any confidence. This slowed the pace of the game way down and forced Roark to make some saves of his own . Coach Randolph switched formations again hoping to score quickly but this gave Springfield more possession and the Vikings resumed long ball attempts. Late in the game A switch was made again and with just 1 minute to play the Vikings got their second goal when outside fullback Cole Dales attacked down the left side and put a nice ball across the face of goal to find Kyle Bussard ready to finish for his first goal of the year. Final 2-0 Vikings
Good games were had by : Maxwell, Zech, McCoy , Dales, Schenck , Affini, Bussard , Eshbaugh, Brundage , Cardenas,and Mize
JV Tied 0-0