Varsity Game Recap: Johnston & Urbandale

Linn-MarJohnston
Possession32.8%67.2%
Attacking Transitions2446
Goals3/31
Shots/Shots on Target3/34/2
Crosses722
Corners37
Free Kicks1010

The Lions jumped out to an early lead against the #10 ranked Dragons, in the 6th minute, as Kody Waterman (SR) scored his first goal of the season (Bas Jordaan-JR). Three minutes later Cole Williams (JR) cleaned up a loose ball in the box to extend the lead. Johnston cut the lead in half with an early goal in the second half, but Waterman (Ryan Johnson-SR) secured the win with a breakaway goal in the 68th minute. Man of the Match was Kody Waterman.

Linn-MarUrbandale
Possession43.9%56.1%
Attacking Transitions5763
Goals03
Shots/Shots on Target6/314/9
Crosses1011
Corners14
Free Kicks910

After a morning upset win (on paper), the Lions refueled and headed across town to Urbandale High School for a first-ever matchup. The #7 ranked J-Hawks lost their morning game to Kennedy, and were ready for a win on their home turf. Linn-Mar possessed the ball early and had a couple of good chances in front of the UHS goalkeeper, but came away with nothing to show for it. Urbandale, on the other hand, took advantage of their chances and scored twice in the first half, and once more in the second, to secure the win. Man of the Match was Jake Voss.

Varsity Game Recap: Muscatine & Washington

Brandon Raus (JR) scored the team’s first goal of season when Slava Boehm (JR) crossed the ball into the Linn-Mar striker. The Lions benefited from a second half own-goal, and outperformed the Muskies in every offensive category to start the season with a 1-0 record.


Linn-Mar was not as fortunate in the second game of the day, with only 20 minutes of rest, but played hard against the #12 ranked team in Class 3A. The Warriors took a 1-0 lead into halftime, and tripled their lead in the second half, before the Lions could put a tally on the scoreboard.