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Benedictine wins big against Concordia Chicago


By Elana Garay
STAFF WRITER

Photo credit: Tai Cole  Caption: The team members take their positions as they prepare to get in action at the home game that took place Saturday afternoon.

Photo credit: Tai Cole
Caption: The team members take their positions as they prepare to get in action at the home game that took place Saturday afternoon.

Benedictine played and won against University of Concordia at Chicago last Saturday at home.

“It was good getting our first win at home. Our defense was huge. They helped Concordia to 100 total yards, which was great. That helped the offense a lot because we were able to control the game by having the ball. Our guys made plays on both sides which led to a huge victory,” said senior Ryan Keener.

In the first quarter of the game, the opposing team made a touchdown, gaining eight points for their team. Then Benedictine returned with a touchdown made by Greg German with the assistance of Ryan Keener. The score for the end of the first quarter was 8-7.

In the second quarter, no touchdowns were made from Concordia Chicago. The Eagles instead scored a total of three touchdowns. The first touchdown was made by Artie Monaco. The following touchdown was again made by Monaco, but this time with the help of Keener. Andrew Soulis made the last one for the second quarter. The score at the time was 23-8.

In the third quarter, Benedictine still was in the lead. Jarrett Lecas scored a touchdown, which added seven more points for the Eagles. Then the opposing team made a touchdown, which gained them some more points. The end of quarter three ended with the score of 30-11.

In the final quarter Benedictine scored two more touchdowns. Jake Vales made one with the pass from Keener. German made the second with the pass from Keener. The final score was 44-11.

“We have a big game coming up and all of the seniors are ready to finish off this season strong! We have new confidence after winning two games in a row and we are ready to continue to roll. This win against Concordia Chicago was huge for us,” said senior Alvin Taylor.

The next game will be off campus in Wisconsin this Saturday playing against Concordia University at 1 p.m.

“We’re starting to come together as a unit at the right time with the biggest game of the season coming up this Saturday. We have been scoring a lot of points and holding our opponents to few points. We all know what we needs to be done to win conference and that is what we are going to do,” said senior Preston Mick.