CSS hosted #4 Heritage Christian to Boddington Field on Saturday, a great Fall day for soccer with cooler temperatures and cloud cover. With the Kodiaks taking the field without several key players due to injuries or college placement tests, the Eagles quickly attacked racking up two goals in the first 10 minutes. Once the boys in blue settled in, the game was balanced with CSS missing several shots on goal.
Senior captain Luke W. is out of commission with a broken hand. So,freshman James H. accepted the challenge of playing in goal for the Kodiaks, a position new to him. He had several saves on the day behind a solid defensive line of Miles G.’19, Grayson G. ’22, and Joosung K. ’19. At the end of the day, a quick and scrappy Heritage Christian squad won 3-0, and the Kodiaks gained valuable experience that will pay off in tournament play.
Head Coach Andrew Julian is finding creative ways to maximize each player’s potential, maneuvering the line-up to compensate for injuries that are starting to pile up. If CSS can mend their wounds and stay healthy moving forward, they are quite capable of future upsets and a trip to the state tournament. They are back in action on Tuesday at FVS for a 4:00 p.m. tip-off. In the last match-upwith the Danes, the Kodiaks lost a hard-fought 0-1 against a team that is currently leading the Black Forest League.