IMS participated in the SEISC tournament playing three games over the course of two days and at three different locations.
IMS 8, Highland 0
In first round action IMS hosted Highland, posting an 8-0 victory. IMS opened the scoring with a goal from Jacob Boller on an assist from Cole Ours. Gedeon Sangare got his first goal of the season on an assist from Gerardo Mendoza. Mendoza moved the score to 3-0 on a penalty kick to end the scoring in the first half. In the second half IMS added two goals from Cole Ours on assists from Isaiah Swantz, Louis Etienne on an assist from Mendoza, Drew Blauvelt on an assist from John Hughes. Tyler Swantz finished the scoring for the night and the 8-0 final.
IMS 2, Central Lee 0 (ended 5 minutes into the 2nd half)
Saturday morning IMS traveled to Columbus to play Central Lee. Playing on a wet and slick field IMS broke through the Central Lee defense scoring twice in a three minute time period on goals from Jacob Boller on an assist from Cody Jones. Next Louis Etienne scored on an assist from Cole Ours.
From this point on the weather became the big story as the rains came down. Soon after the second half started a lightning flash forced the officials to delay the game. After 40 plus minutes the storm passed but when inspecting the field it was determined the standing water on the fields was too deep, making play dangerous, so the officials ended the game with the 2-0 score.
At this point the officials, coaches and AD’s talked by phone trying to figure out what to do as the Columbus fields were clearly unplayable. After several phone calls the decision was made to move the rest of the tournament to Mediapolis which plays on a turf field.
Burlington Notre Dame 3, IMS 1
A wet, soggy and cold team boarded the bus for the drive to Mediapolis. After the second semi-final game, IMS faced #2 seed Burlington Notre Dame in the championship game. Still wet and a bit out of sorts after spending a couple of hours on a bus, IMS created some immediate pressure but saw its early shots bounce off the post or the crossbar creating a sense of frustration as the ball just didn’t seem to bounce the IMS way. With a brisk swirling wind at their back, Notre Dame scored twice in the first half. In the second half, Notre Dame added a third goal before IMS battled back getting a goal from Drew Blauvelt after a scrum in front of the goal.
IMS moves to 13-1 on the season. IMS finishes its regular season schedule hosting Mount Vernon, Thursday. The IMS seniors and their parents will be recognized after the Varsity game.