IMS earns road split
The No. 15 in Class 1A Iowa Mennonite School boys’ soccer team has split a pair of road games over the past five days. On Thursday, April 10 IMS traveled to the Crownie Soccer Complex to take on Des Moines Christian and left with a 3 – 0 defeat.
Last night IMS visited Southeast Super Conference foe Wapello and came home with a 4 – 1 victory.
Twelve minutes into Thursday’s match, Des Moines Christian headed the ball into IMS goal.
Despite facing a lot of pressure, IMS goalie Jory Conrad kept the score at 1-0 going into the half.
Nine minutes into the second half, Des Moines Christian earned another corner kick and once again capitalized on their height advantage to notch their second goal.
Two minutes later Des Moines Christian scored again after a ball was cleared but ricocheted off a Des Moines Christian player leading to the 3-0 lead.
The next few minutes it appeared as if the game might get out of hand as goalie Jory Conrad was knocked to the ground and came out of the game.
Reggie Hostetler pulled on the goalie jersey to help settle the defense.
At Wapello, two of the goals came from sophomore Jacob Schmieder, who moved from his normal position in the back line, to notch his first varsity goals.
Also finding the net were freshman Alex Kurtz, who turned a beautiful cross from Spencer Schrock, and junior Kobi Russom, who nailed a deflected ball from the goalie back into the net for his first varsity goal of the season.
Wapello got one past Conrad in the first half as a loose ball was too hard for him to handle.
Reggie Hostetler stepped into goal to finish out the second half and held the Indians scoreless.
IMS is now 1-2 overall and 1-1 in conference. IMS returns to action this afternoon, hosting Mediapolis in its first home match of the season.