District Finals LCS vs Tri Unity Christian 10/19/07 Dad's Notes
September 10, 2008

DISRTICT FINALS Lansing Christian vs

LCS clearly was undersized in this matchup with a team from the west side of the how did they get in our district game?  Anyway the game clearly was dominated by LCS in the first half as Sean Cook hit the post, saw a rocket of a left leg shot just miss wide and Alex have numerous attempts from close in to no avail and no goals in the first half.  The defense led by Sal and Kyle seemed to keep everything no closer to our goal then mid field and it seemed by halftime that we should be way ahead of this very TALL team which we later found out were the defending division 4 basketball champions.  By half time the score ended up in a 0-0 tie with LCS seeming to dominate the entire first half.  It appeared to be the same as the second half opened with LCS dominating on the offensive end but not able to get anything into the back of the net.  Tri Unity came down with a rush and ended up with a corner that seemed to bounce around the box for days and ultimately get sent into goal for a 1-0 lead.  LCS continued it's onslaught with Sal being moved up and continued to drill shots that either just missed or get knocked out by a solid defense.  With time winding down it appeared that LCS was bound to get something across the goal line.  With 4 minutes to play the keeper even made a costly error using his hands just outside the box with it n ot being called!  Alex made many crosses right in front of the keeper but nobody home to push the ball through.  Time continued to wind down in this final and LCS quest for a state championship.  In the end a heartbreaking loss to a team they should have beaten.  What a great year for LCS and Sal.  We are so proud of the way you play each and every game.  Tonights loss was tough but you will look back on this and have many smiles as the bond you build this year with guys like Kyle, Gran, and Alex who will move on to college between now and next year.  Sal you are awesome and we are so proud of you.  With tonights loss Sal chose to miss the final game of the regulear season with Lansing Catholic playing Eastern and a possible berth in the post season for the first time since 1991.  Watch for PILGRIM Soccer in 2008!

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LCS vs Potters House Christian 8/25/08 Dad's Notes
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August 25, 2008 LCS vs Potters House Christian – Another great tune up for the season as the Pilgrims cruised to a 7-0 victory over a very smaller younger team.  The boys are really...

Kalamazoo HS Tournament 8/23/08 Dad's Notes
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Auguts 23, 2008 Kalamazzo High School Pre-season Tournament 

LCS vs Holland:  Holland a Class A school was a great opening round test and will go a long way in showing our boys how good...

LCS at Olivet 8/20/08 Dad's Notes
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August 20, 2008, LCS at Olivet:  This was LCS first non-league action of the year.  Sal was selected this past weekend as a Local Player to watch in the preseason Lansing State Journal...

District Finals LCS vs Tri Unity Christian 10/19/07 Dad's Notes
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DISRTICT FINALS Lansing Christian vs

LCS clearly was undersized in this matchup with a team from the west side of the how did they get in our district game?  Anyway the game clearly was...

District Semis: LCS vs Bellevue 10/17/07 Dad's Notes
September 10, 2008

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

DISTRICT SEMIS Lansing Christian vs Bellvue

Well it all starts today with LCS quest for a state championship.  The boys had their game switched from a 1:00pm start...

LCS vs Albion 10/11/07 Dad's Notes
September 10, 2008

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Lansing Christian vs Albion

Well the last game prior to the playoffs and the juniors are still away at the Gettysburg trip.  Well the Pilgrims really came out to...

LCS vs Jackson Christian 10/9/07 Dad's Notes
September 10, 2008

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Lansing Christian vs Jackson Christian

Tonight was our second to last home game and maybe the last home game that Dad will witness this season.  We came out strong...

LCS vs Genessee Christian 10/8/07 Dad's Notes
September 10, 2008

Monday, October 08, 2007

Lansing Christian vs Genessee Christian

Well it is hard to believe but the Pigrims incredible season is coming to an end this week with three games remaining before...

LCS vs Ann Arbor Greenhills 10/4/07 Dad's Notes
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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Lansing Christian vs Ann Arbor Greenhills

Well right out of the gate it was easy to see why that AA Greenhills took the Pilgrims to a tie earlier this season.  They...

LCS at Lenawee Christian 10/2/07 Dad's Notes
September 10, 2008

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Lansing Christian at Lenawee Christian (Adrian, MI)

Well tonight the State's 2nd ranked team will face the State's 5th ranked team in a battle that may happen again in the...

LCS vs Columbia 10/1/07 Dad's Notes
September 10, 2008

Monday, October 01, 2007

Lansing Christian vs Columbia

The State ranked 2 Pilgrims open up a very tough week against the Columbia boys. Two weeks ago they took the only team who has beaten the...

LCS vs Olivet 9/27/07 Dad's Notes
September 10, 2008

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lansing Christian vs Olivet

Well Mom and Dad showed up 5 minutes late to see the Pilgrims in Front 2-0.  Obviously they came to play tonight against a team that...

LCS at Parma Western 9/26/07 Dad's Notes
September 10, 2008

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lansing Christian at Western Parma

Our first game under the lights and our first game after being named the third ranked team in the state.  What a week as we...

Lansing Christian at Genessee Christian September 21, 2007 Dad's Notes
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Friday, September 21, 2007

Lansing Christian at Genesee Christian

It was The Centennial Group annual dinner night so we missed going to Genesee Christian's homecoming and to see our team outduel...

Lansing Christian vs. Hillsdale Dad's Notes
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Lansing Christian at Hillsdale

Well tonights game was an 8-0 blowout with Sal getting plenty of time up at midfield working with Alex to create firepower offensively...

LCS vs Bellevue September 17, 2007 Dad's notes
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Monday, September 17, 2007

LCS vs Bellevue

Well retreat is over and we are back to a hectic soccer schedule.  Three games this week and we got off on the right foot.  Behind Sal's first...

LCS vs Hillsdale Academy September 10, 2007
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Monday, September 10, 2007/Dad's Notes

LCS at Hillsdale Acadamy

Mom and Dad were out of town in California and didn't get to watch a weak game but a victory down at Hillsday 2-1.  No more games...