The Junior Jay Varsity team beat the Millard West Wildcats 16-2 in a scrimmage on St. Patrick’s Day 2019. While you normally wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, there was no green on our sideline. The weather was great and it was nice to get outside for a change. Creighton Prep was coming off a solid finish at the Clash at the Cook and was looking forward to playing our oldest rival.
The Junior Jay offense started strong and was able to control the game for a good portion of the first quarter jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Millard West reminded CP of why you cannot let your guard down by an excellent fast break to get on the board making the game 3-1. CP was able to control more of the game and was able to get a long-stick midfielder goal out of freshman Chase Wagner to take a 5-1 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.
Second quarter had Mark Mausbach and Max King both completing hat tricks before the quarter was halfway done. They each finished the quarter with four goals and David Spitzenberger adding a huge blast from the point to allow Prep a commanding 10-1 half time lead.
Third quarter saw another goal from Max King and David Spitzenberger. Ethan Yale put on a perfect roll dodge after catching a long clearing pass to net the first of his two goals for the quarter. Prep finished the 3rd quarter 14-1.
The Prep coaching staff sat the starters for the 4th quarter and went into the bench for some experience of the younger players. This slowed down the scoring, but will build dividends down the road with the experience. Mac Nelson and Ben Jones finished off the scoring for Prep. Millard West showed a never quit attitude to score another goal to end the game at 16-2.
CP Varsity had a great opportunity to put the lessons learned from last weeks tournament as well as a single Saturday practice to play against Millard West. “Great job moving the ball today and sharing the wealth said Coach Haney”. “Guys, lets look back and see if we hit our objectives” replied Coach Al. “our goals were ground balls, team defense, and shots on goal. I think we accomplished all three with a lot of heart and hustle as well.”
The Junior Jay scorers were led by Max King (5 goals and 2 assists), Mark Mausbach (4 goals and 1 assist), Ethan Yale (2 goals and 1 assist), David Spitzenberger (2 goals), Chase Wagner (1 goal and 1 assist) and Ben Jones (1 goal). The Junior Jay Defense was led by Jack Abt in goal with 4 saves. The Young LSM’s led Prep’s ground ball count. Chase Wagner (7 ground balls), Nolan Gosch (five ground balls) Mark Mausbach (five ground balls), John Kubat (3 ground balls), Ethan Yale (3 ground balls), Andrew Forbes (2 ground balls), Jack Abt (2 ground balls). Adding a ground ball each was David Spitzenberger, Trey Dethlefs, Trent Hollis, Andrew Foley, Tommy Barrett, Will Fuglsang, Ben Newell, Max King, Jay Gregor. That is 36 ground balls! Huge!
Next up for the Junior Jays is the Waukee Trojans. This is the new team from Iowa part of the league. They will have some good players as they have split off from WDM/Valley. The game is Sunday April 7th at Westside stadium at 11:00am with JV Blue to follow at 1:00 pm.