On a sunny spring day the Eagles travelled across the state to take on the Plymouth Wildcats and came away with a win in a see saw game. The Eagles started the scoring early with a beautiful assist from Senior attackman Jack Beltz to Junior attackman Jon Bickford for a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats answered to tie the before the Eagles went on a run and closed the half up 5-2.
The third quarter was all Wildcats going on a 6-1 run to finish the 3rd quarter up 8-6. The fourth was a different story though. With three minutes remaining the Eagles were down 9-7 but rallied with goals from Jack Beltz and Jon Bickford to tie the game at 9-9. As Plymouth tried to run the last three minutes off the clock and time down to 50 seconds the defense stepped up and forced a turnover which resulted in a goal from Junior middie Justin Rappuhn on a beautiful assist from Jack Beltz with 21 seconds remaining. The defense did it job and held the potent Wildcat offense to a weak shot to secure the victory for the Eagles. The victory was the Eagles first ever win over an East Side of the state team in the programs history.
Scoring leaders for the day were Bickford with 4 goals, Beltz with 2 goals and 4 assists, Rappuhn with 2 goals, Senior middie Ethan Ehrnstrom (plus a sweat assist)and Sophomore middie Bryce Hall each contributed a goal to round out the scoring for the day.
The strong defense again was lead by Sophomore Josh Millenbach who was again phenomenal in goal with 12 saves on 21 shots with the help of Senior D Pole Hunter Stearns , Junior Michael Meadows and Sophomore John Miller who limited the Wildcats to only 1 goal in the final quarter.
The Eagles are back in action Tuesday at Grandville at 6:45 in Grandville. Come out to support the Eagles as the look to go 3-0 heading into spring break.