October 30, 2016
Eagles Close Regular Season With Shutout Win
“At the half we talked about the importance of making good switches, getting out fullbacks involved in the attack, and getting the ball wide. We had been ‘living dangerously’ all half and it was time to start to settle down and to control the match.” (Coach Brown) The second half witnessed the Eagles come out with a flurry. Just two minutes into the half the Calvary defense managed to clear an attack, only to see the ball settled by center defender Elijah Barsness (#1) who sent in a perfect cross to the back post. With perfect technique, Carson McBain (#11) hit the ball out of the air just inside the far post for the 2-0 lead. The Eagles added to their lead in the 65th minute when Joe Olson (#3) played in a perfect corner kick to the back post where a waiting Brandon Young headed the ball in for his second goal of the match. For the remainder of the game the Eagles continued to press the attack, using great combination play and sending in dangerous crosses. Their efforts were rewarded a final time in the 88th minute when Joe Olson (#3) won the end line and sent a low ball across the face of the goal to a waiting Eddyn Rivera (#4) who sliced the ball into the upper 90. The score held at 4-0 as Erik Rasmussen and the defense recorded their second shutout of the season.
October 22, 2016
Eagles Earn Consolation Bracket Victory For Second Straight Year
“I was super proud of the guys. They really stepped it up big in the second half and did what we asked. The Saints are a much improved team with a ton of potential moving forward, and it is always a pleasure to match up with Coach Brent Messimer. The game was a great battle and once again we trust that the Lord was honored by our efforts and attitudes. It is a pleasure to go into battle with these boys week in and week out.” (Coach Brown).
October 20, 2016
Emmaus Leaves All On The Field, Comes Up One Goal Short
The game kicked off with both teams establishing their determination to play with great intensity. Players slid, tackled hard, and bodied up all over the field with neither team seeming to gain an advantage over the other. At half time the score was knotted at goose eggs with Faith holding slight shot advantage while Emmaus held the advantage in corner kicks 4-1.
October 17, 2016
Matenaer Strike Seals Emmaus Victory
The Eagles got off to a great start when Brandon Young (#13) was fouled in the box in the 4th minute. For the fourth this season Carson McBain (#11) stepped up and buried the penalty to give Emmaus a one goal lead. Minutes later Young looked to double the Emmaus lead when he received a ball on the wing and sealed off a defender only to see his shot sail wide. The rest of the half saw several great opportunities for the Eagles who struggled to beat strong Saints keeper Lance Patrick. For their part, the Saints created a few good scoring chances of their own, but the Emmaus defense held firm.
October 8, 2016
Road Trip Brings Positives, Areas for Growth (23 Sept)
The Emmaus Eagles Men’s Soccer team took to the road this weekend for matches against Ozark Christian College and Calvary University. The Eagles, traveling without Head Coach Ben Brown, were led by Assistant Coach Cliff Conrad for the weekend.
October 8, 2016
Emmaus Rally, But Fall 2-1 to Late Eureka Winner
The Emmaus Eagles Men’s Soccer team was back in action on Thursday as they hosted the Red Devils of Eureka College. Emmaus and Eureka had previously met in the season, with Eureka coming out with a 5- 2 win earlier in the season, so the return fixture was highly anticipated.
October 5, 2016
Fairley’s Header Seals Big Home Win Vs. Faith
“Our guys really showed up to play again today. That was pure team soccer as the defense held strong, the midfield defended and possessed well, and the forwards were dangerous all game. We capitalized on the opportunities we had, and we were stingy around our own goal. I am really proud of the way the guys stepped up and played for one another today. Faith is a tough team and it is no small task to beat them twice in a season, but no matter the outcome, the greatest joy for me is watching the young men from both teams play hard yet with character. The fellowship with Faith is something I really appreciate and it makes it a pleasure to play them.” (Coach Brown)
October 1, 2016
Emmaus Soccer Men Come Up Just Short In Conference Clash
The Emmaus men’s soccer team began a five game home stretch on Friday night by taking on the Thunder of Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS). It was the Thunder’s first trip to Dubuque after having defeated the NCCAA Division II #5 ranked Randall University on Tuesday. Emmaus, for their part, entered the game having won their previous two conference matches and looking for a third.
October 1, 2016
Eagles Score Late Equalizer To Draw With Red Lions
The Emmaus men’s soccer team hosted the Red Lions of Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, IL) on Saturday. The Eagles looked to rebound after a tough battle the night before against conference for Manhattan Christian that saw them fall 2-1. The Red Lions, in a rebuilding year after recently entering the NAIA division, were looking for a big win of their own.
September 28, 2016
Emmaus Soccer Men Earn Gutsy Win Versus Faith Baptist
“I was super proud of the guys and the way they fought today. I know Faith has been a bit beat up and they have some players nursing some injuries, but that doesn’t take away from how well our guys played. They wanted this game today and their efforts clearly paid off.
September 17, 2016
Eagles Downed By Late Goal In Physical Matchup
“The guys fought hard. It was honestly a pretty ugly game for both sides that could have gone either way. Give Barclay credit for the way they pushed us late and won the game. I don’t like the loss, but the guys clearly fought hard and are improving with each match. I am confident that they will respond well in their matchup tomorrow.” (Coach Brown)
September 17, 2016
Fierce Battle Sees Eagles Come Up Just Short Against Grace U
“I was incredibly proud of the ways our guys handled themselves today. The guys kept their heads despite bearing the brunt of 23 fouls and for long portions of the match looked like the stronger team. There was no quit in our guys and when they settle in they can be really dangerous. Once again, I wish the score line was different, but I can’t question the team effort of these young men today. I was glad to be coaching my side!” (Coach Brown)
September 3, 2016
Struggle and Growth Eagles In First Double-Header Weekend
“I was proud of the way the guys played” said coach Brown after the game. “NCU is a tough and experienced team this year and our guys made some great adjustments down the stretch. This was a good test for the guys and revealed we definitely have some work to do moving forward.”
August 27, 2016
Emmaus Men’s Soccer Kicks Off Season With Resounding
Coach Brown was elated with the result, saying “I love to see that kind of team soccer. We had 7 scorers and a clean sheet. I loved to see everyone getting involved and serving one another.”
August 25, 2016
Emmaus Score Seven in Preseason Win.
The Emmaus men’s soccer team kicked off its season with a resounding 7-1 victory over a combination alumni/faculty team. Coaches Ben Brown and Cliff Conrad had been hoping for a strong start to the season, and the scrimmage victory was just that.
July 11, 2016
Largest Roster in Emmaus Soccer History
We are excited to announce that our Emmaus Soccer team currently has a roster of 23 student/athletes with still a month of recruitment left to go. With 10 returners, 8 new recruits signed, and 5 walk-on’s, this year’s soccer team will be the largest in school history.
November 7, 2015
Flood of First Half Goals Sinks Eagles ACCA Championship Hopes
The Emmaus men’s soccer team traveled to Joplin, MO on Thursday to play a doubleheader as part of the ACCA Championship Tournament. Their first match-up was against the Saints of Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Moore, OK) who had beaten the host, Ozark Christian Ambassadors, 3-1 in a storm-shortened game the day before.
November 7, 2015
Emmaus Eagles Finish Well Despite Loss To Strong Ozark Squad
The Emmaus Eagle soccer team wrapped up its season on Sunday in Joplin, MO against MCCC regular season conference champions Ozark Christian Ambassadors. Coming off of a rough game the previous day, the Eagles were determined to put up a fight.
October 29, 2015
Three Goals Not Enough In Eagles Final Home Game
The Emmaus men’s soccer team kicked off their final home regular season match on Thursday afternoon against the Eureka College Red Devils. In what amounted to the coldest game of the year so far, the Eagles faithfully turned out to support their soccer boys.
October 24, 2015
Eagles Come Out on Top in Tight Conference Battle
On a gorgeous, but windy day the Emmaus soccer men took on the Central Christian (CCCB) Saints in a battle for 5th place in the MCCC Conference tournament. The Eagles, who lost to the Saints by a lone goal in the early weeks of the season, were anxious at the chance to return the favor.
October 23, 2015
Quick Starting Eagles Earn Conference Win With Help of Bell Hat Trick
For the second straight game the Emmaus men jumped on their opponents early. Matched up against the host Warriors of Calvary Bible College, the Eagles entered the game with excited confidence, knowing that if they played their brand of soccer they had a real shot at winning the MCCC Conference tournament consolation bracket.
October 22, 2015
Hard Working Eagles Nearly Upset Manhattan Christian
Eagles kicked off their second ever Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) tournament in Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday against the #3 seeded Manhattan Christian Thunder. The Thunder had bested the Eagles 5-0 two weeks earlier in Manhattan and the Eagles were anxious for an opportunity to put up a better showing.
October 13, 2015
Emmaus Gets Job Done Versus SLCC
After a long weekend on the road, the Emmaus men’s soccer team made the long trek down to St. Louis, Missouri yesterday to take on the Soldiers of St. Louis Christian College.
October 10, 2015
Emmaus Comes Up Just Short In Double-Overtime Thriller
The Emmaus Eagles played their second match of the weekend against the Barclay Bears of Haviland, Kansas. The conference matchup took place at a neutral field in Manhattan, Kansas.
October 8, 2015
Injury-Ridden Eagles Struggle Against Speedy Thunder
The Emmaus Eagles made the long trek down to Manhattan, Kansas this weekend to take on the Thunder of Manhattan Christian College. The game kicked off at 3:30 pm on a beautiful fall day with a well-worn, rock hard pitch.
October 7, 2015
Lessons From the First and Last 5’s
or the second time in a week the Emmaus men's soccer team took on the Eagles of Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) in a rematch of conference opponents. After a disappointing 6-1 loss the previous week, the Eagles were excited for the opportunity to play a tighter match.
October 3, 2015
Eagles Fall to Red Lions at Home
Clear skies and gusting winds made for an interesting match as the Eagles took on the Red Lions of Lincoln Christian University on Saturday. The game proved to be a physical matchup, especially as the Eagles looked to bounce back from their previous 7-1 loss at Lincoln earlier in the season.
September 29, 2015
Eagles Too Much for Eagles Despite Flashes of Solid Play
The Emmaus Eagles traveled to Ankeny, Iowa on Tuesday afternoon to take on the Eagles of Faith Baptist Bible College. Emmaus, still missing several key players, found themselves matched up against a team having suffered its only loss of the season this past weekend to MCCC Conference leader Ozark Christian College in double overtime.
September 26, 2015
Eagles Topple Warriors in Style
On a sunny, clear day in early Fall, the Eagles took to the field to compete with the Warriors of Calvary Bible College. With both teams limited to 13 players, it was sure to be a hard fought battle.
September 25, 2015
Backup Goalie Shines Despite Loss for Short-Handed Eagles
The Emmaus men’s soccer team continued play Friday afternoon when they hosted the Ambassadors of Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO). The Eagles, missing three players including starting goalie Erik Rasmussen (#00), entered the game with a flexible mindset as several were called upon to play brand new positions.
September 19, 2015
Attacking Eagles Come up Short in One Goal Game
The Eagles were back in action Saturday, against the Saints of Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO). Coming off their come-from-behind victory the night before, the Eagles were eager for more.
September 18, 2015
The Same Only Different: Eagles Claim Wet Victory
For the second Friday in a row the Eagles took on the Patriots of Baptist Bible College (Springfield, MO), but this time on a wet, home field. The Eagles went into the game looking for a rebound after a tough match with NAIA opponent Clarke University earlier in the week.
September 15, 2015
Clarke Crusaders Prove Toughest Test Yet
The Eagles opened a five game home stretch against local NAIA school Clarke University on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles, coming off a long road trip and two matches over the weekend, were excited to play despite entering the match with only three substitutions available due to injury.
September 12, 2015
Flurry of Late Goals Sees Emmaus Fall to Lincoln
The Eagles travelled to Lincoln, Illinois on Saturday to take on the Red Lions of Lincoln Christian University. The Red Lions, who had scored 27 goals in their first four games of the season, put some early pressure on the Eagles back line, but the defense held.
September 11, 2015
Patience Pays as Eagles Earn First Win
With the wind at their backs in the first half, the Eagles purposed to play patient team soccer from the start. The Patriots of Baptist Bible College, eager to avenge last year’s ACCA tournament loss, entered the game with a determination to press the attack early.
September 5, 2015
Emmaus Alumni Find Way to Win
The Emmaus men’s soccer team returned to action Saturday afternoon versus one of the strongest alumni teams from recent history.
August 28, 2015
Weather Holds for Eagles' Season Opener
The Emmaus Eagles soccer team opened up their season with a home game on Friday afternoon against the Grace University Royals of Omaha, NE. The weather reports were ominous all day, but the weather held and the game kicked off at the scheduled time
May 5, 2015
Barton 1st to Sign with Emmaus
With much excitement, it is our pleasure to announce the signing of Timothy Barton to our Emmaus Soccer program.
November 8, 2014
Eagles Men End Season with Good Fellowship and a Good Win
The Emmaus men's soccer team played their final match of the season on Friday afternoon. The men faced off against the Patriots of Baptist Bible College (Springfield, MO) in the 5th place game of the ACCA tournament. The matchup was the first ever between the two schools and it was a battle from the start.
November 6, 2014
Beautiful Night, Tough Fight
The 6th seeded Emmaus men's soccer team kicked off their ACCA tournament on Thursday evening against the 3rd seeded home team Ambassadors, of Ozark Christian College. With temperatures in the upper 40s, a clear sky overhead, and almost no wind, it was a perfect November night for a soccer match.
October 24, 2014
Eagles Come Up Short in Dog Fight
Following a night of sweet fellowship with Dan Nichol's Warriors of Calvary Bible College, the Emmaus men's soccer team played their second round game in the Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) on Friday in St. Louis, MO. The matchup with the Saints of Central Christian College of the Bible (CCCB) was the teams' third meeting in 2 weeks with the teams splitting in the regular season.
October 23, 2014
Solid Performance in Tournament Debut
The Emmaus men's soccer team made their debut in the Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) tournament on Thursday afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri. The Eagles, seated 7th out of eight schools, matched up against the #2 Thunder of Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS). The Thunder, coached by Midwest soccer coaching legend Rick Wright, had defeated the Eagles 6-1 earlier in the season.
October 18, 2014
Emmaus Caps Strong Weekend with Shutout Victory
The Emmaus men's soccer team capped a strong weekend in Missouri with a win over the Soldiers of St. Louis Christian College.
October 17, 2014
Chocolate Donuts Fuel Emmaus Victory
The Emmaus men's soccer team traveled to Moberly, MO on Friday evening for the first of two weekend games. Their game against the Saints of Central Christian College of the Bible (CCCB) was a rematch from the week before when the Saints edged the Eagles 2-1 in Dubuque.
October 14, 2014
Wind and Rain in Final Home Match
The Emmaus men's soccer team played its final home match on Tuesday night (October 14th) against the Eagles of Faith Baptist Bible College. Faith had defeated the Eagles earlier in the season in a hard fought battle in Ankeny, Iowa by a score of 4-1. With the field rain-soaked and the air windy and cold, the Eagles were ready to duel in front of their dedicated fans.
October 10, 2014
Great Fans and Strong Play Not Quite Enough for Eagle Men
The Emmaus Eagles played their second home game in two days on Friday night against the Saints of Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, MO). In front of a large and loud home crowd, the Eagles were geared up for an exciting match with their MCCC conference opponents.
October 9, 2014
Emmaus Falls to #2 Marantha Baptist
The Emmaus soccer team took the field at home on Thursday afternoon against the NCCAA Div. II #2 Sabrecats of Maranatha Baptist Bible College. The match marked the debut of the brand new Eagles' scoreboard along with refinished bleachers for the fans.
October 4, 2014
Unselfish Thunder Too Much for Eagles
The Emmaus Eagles soccer team made the long trip down to Manhattan, Kansas on Friday night for a match with the Thunder of Manhattan Christian College. The match was played at Anneberg Park on a field that had been over-watered the day before. Freshman midfielder, Justin Humphrey (#5), commented after the game, "We have played on wet fields before, but these were by far the most challenging conditions."
October 1, 2014
More Than Winning
For the second time this season, the Emmaus Eagles soccer team took on the Red Lions of Lincoln Christian University. The Eagles were eager for the rematch after giving up 5 first half goals to Lincoln on their first meeting.
September 28, 2014
90 Minutes in Ankeny
The Emmaus Eagles soccer team took on the Faith Baptist Eagles of Ankeny, Iowa on Friday afternoon. It was the second of three games on Faith's field this year and the Eagles came in with the goal of putting together a complete game, after surrendering late first half goals to Barclay College earlier in the season.
September 27, 2014
So Close in Ankeny
After a night of great fellowship and hospitality provided by Emmaus alum Daniel Rinehart, the Eagles took the field for a second straight day in Ankeny against a competitive squad from Calvary Bible College. The match was set up to be a messy battle from the start as heavy rains soaked the field the night before.
September 20, 2014
Eagles Soar in the Sun
The sun came out just in time for the Eagles to take on the Soldiers of St. Louis Christian College on Saturday (September 20th). The Eagles, coming off a tough match vs. Clarke University the night before, were eager to try to earn their first victory of the season in front of their home crowd.
September 19, 2014
Close Away Game
The Emmaus soccer team traveled less than a mile from their own field to neighboring Clarke University on Friday evening to take on the Crusaders. With the exception of some strong winds, the weather was perfect for the 4:30 kickoff on Clarke's heavily shaded pitch.
September 14, 2014
Tired Legs and Strong Finishing Sink Eagles
The Emmaus Eagles came into their season home-opener on Saturday afternoon against the Red Lions of Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, IL). The game kicked off at 3:30 on a gorgeous fall afternoon with Emmaus fans lining the hillside, ready to cheer on their team.
September 12, 2014
42 Scary Minutes
The Emmaus Eagles soccer team took on the Barclay Bears of Haviland, Kansas at a neutral field (Faith Baptist Bible College) in Ankeny, Iowa. The Eagles, who lost their season opener to Grace University (Omaha, NE), in only their second game of the season, were looking to upset a strong Barclay team, who came in boasting three straight victories.
September 6, 2014
Thrilling Alumni Battle!
A collection of former Emmaus Eagles from several eras of play made their way to Dubuque this past Saturday for the annual alumni game. It was a beautiful and sunny day for competition and the current players and alumni put on two different shows.
September 3, 2014
Emmaus Soccer: New Game Time, New Venue
After their opening game with the Grace University Royals was postponed due to rain on Friday night, the Emmaus men's soccer team travelled to Omaha Saturday to play the Royals at Creighton's Morrison Stadium.