The Crusaders took down conference foe Lincoln Christian on Friday by a score of 9-3.
Soccer, not baseball.
The Crusaders jumped out to a 4-0 margin in the first 15 minutes via goals from Brandon Gregory, two from Matt Burk and another from Joey Whittaker. The Red Lions pulled one back, only to see Gregory pop in another pair of goals before halftime, giving him his hat-trick by the 37th minute and Great Lakes a 6-1 advantage at the break.
Jacob Embs led off the scoring in the second half in the 48th to increase the margin to 7-1. Another goal from (guess who?) Gregory and also from Embs expanded the lead to the largest GLCC would hold, at 9-1. Despite the fact that LCU were able to score a couple of late cosmetic goals, the Crusaders could be well satisfied with the final result, a 9-3 drubbing.
Unfortunately, the success did not carry over into the conference match with Moody Bible Institute on Monday. The boys were behind 8-0 at the break, despite a much better performance in the second half, the boys could not find the net, and fell by a final of 10-0.
The Crusaders will continue their conference stretch when they host Kuyper for a 4:00 kickoff on Thursday.