With the a high percentage of rain likely in the forecast on Friday, Sept. 27, the Emmaus Athletic Department has moved the game location for the men's soccer match between Emmaus Bible College and Ozark Christian College.
The Emmaus men’s soccer team wrapped up their final regular season match on Saturday when they travelled to Chicago, Illinois to take on the Archers of Moody Bible Institute. Emmaus came into the match looking for their third win in a row and their first ever against Moody.
The Emmaus men’s soccer team kicked off their final home match of the season on Tuesday afternoon when they hosted the Red Lions of Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, IL). It was senior night, and the current batch of six Emmaus seniors had yet to defeat Lincoln in their Emmaus careers.
The Emmaus Eagles continued their season on Thursday afternoon when they hosted conference rival Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA). The two teams had played to a 0-0 draw just 9 days earlier in Ankeny, and Emmaus was eager for another opportunity to finally get on the board after having dominated possession, shots, and corners in their previous meeting.
The Emmaus soccer men travelled to Ankeny on Tuesday to take on their in-state rivals, the Eagles of Faith Baptist Bible College. The two teams entered the match with identical records of 6 wins, 2 losses, and had plenty to play for with the top seed for the MCCC Conference tournament at stake
The Emmaus soccer men took the field on Wednesday afternoon, hosting the Red Devils of Eureka University. The Eagles, coming off of two MCCC conference wins over the weekend, knew that they would need to up their game against a talented Eureka side.
The Eagles played their second match of the weekend on Saturday when they took on the Warriors of Calvary University. The sun was shining when the two teams took the field, with Emmaus coming off of a 4-1 victory over Ozark the night before and Calvary losing a nail biter 0-1 in overtime to Faith Baptist.
The Emmaus Eagles travelled to Eureka, Illinois on Saturday to take on the Red Devils of Eureka College. Both teams entered the match with matching records at 3 wins and 1 loss, and the history between the two teams had both expecting a hard fought and very physical match. The game did not disappoint.
“Our guys picked a tough day to make some big mistakes that sort of put the game out of reach early, which is unfortunate with how well we have been playing lately. Still, they fought on, and I know they are better than the score showed today. I wouldn’t trade this year for any other, and I love working with this group who shows me time and time again not only how to play hard, but that they want to grow where it matters most… in conformity to Christ’s image. And our season isn’t done yet… we get to play again on Thursday at home against Moody Bible Institute, and I can’t wait to see how our guys fight with their season on the line. What a joy to coach them!” (Coach Brown)