Well, despite Mother Nature imposing her will early in the season, we have managed to get in all of our scheduled games, and all without any rescheduling… and tonight, we close out the regular season!! The Varsity and JV1 teams will travel to Jefferson, and play at Lower Kingston Field. Both teams were in action just a few hours ago, and hope to chalk up one more W this season, against the J-Hawks. The Varsity team is now 8-8 on the season; 6-6 in the MVC, in 2nd place in the Mississippi Division behind IC West. The JV1 team is 8-3 on the season; also in 2nd place in the Division behind IC West.
📍 JV1 & Varsity vs CR Jefferson @ Lower Kingston Field
⚽️ Varsity, 4:15pm
🚌 Varsity will leave 2:45; Out at 2:30
⚽️ JV1, 5:45pm
🚌 JV1 will leave at 4:00, or as soon as bus returns from dropping off Varsity team
Earlier this season, at the Metro Jamboree, the Lions posted a 1-0 win in 40 minutes of play against Jefferson. In 2017, the Lions hosted the J-Hawks on Senior Night and had a dominant 4-0 win, after celebrating the careers of players who soon would be graduating.
Tonight, the Lions look to bounce back after an overtime loss, on Friday. For tonight’s final home game, Linn-Mar will host the Cedar Falls Tigers. The Tigers return to Marion, after winning both games at the Linn-Mar Challenger Cup, in early April. As we traditionally do, we will also celebrate 10 Seniors and 2 Foreign-Exchange players, and their contributions to the Linn-Mar Mens Soccer program.
Due to the weather, tonight’s schedule has been altered:
📍 JV1 & Varsity host Cedar Falls, @ LM Stadium
⚽️ Varsity, 5:15pm
👤 Senior Recognition, 6:45pm
⚽️ JV1, 7:00pm
ALSO… the JV2 team is in action this afternoon. They are on the road at Lower Kingston Field to take on the Jefferson J-Hawks. The game will kickoff at 4:15, not 5:45 as previously published. Bus leaves at 2:45, players are dismissed at 2:30pm.
In 2017, the Lions defeated the Tigers 1-0, in the final game of the regular season. Both teams had their season ended just one-game later, in their opening-round Substate game.
Tonight, the JV1 and Varsity teams will make their last out-of-town trip of the regular season, facing Waterloo West, at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex. Linn-Mar currently holds a 1-game lead in the Mississippi Division, but as this year has proved, nothing is guaranteed.
📍 JV1 & Varsity @ Waterloo West; Cedar Valley Soccer Complex
🚌 Leave 3:15; Out 3:00
⚽️ JV1, 5:00pm
⚽️ Varsity, 6:45pm
ALSO… the JV2 team is in action this afternoon. They are also on the road, but in town at Kennedy. The game will be played at Kennedy High School at 5:45pm. Bus leaves at 4:15.