Monday, August 24, 2009

Rangers Beat Creighton

The Swope Park Rangers started the fall portion of their "season" with a 4-2 win over the University of Creighton today out at the Swope Park training facility. You can follow the twitter updates of the game over at the Wizards twitter page. Here's the lineup that started the game.
Leathers - Hohlbein - McKenzie - Marquess
Myers - Zusi - Espinoza
Cristman - Thompson

From what I was told by people at the game, the Rangers had a few early chances, beating the keeper, but unable to beat the post. It was actually Creighton that grabbed the lead as they scored on a breakaway. The Rangers, though, came back as the half wore on through Adam Cristman. Cristman tied the game up as he rounded the keeper. He made it 2-1 soon after as Jonathan Leathers made an overlapping run and crossed to Cristman.

Swope Park made one change at half time, as Michael Kraus entered the game for Graham Zusi. Creighton made it 2-2 when one of their players intercepted a poor back pass. The Rangers made more changes as the half went on, as Josh White, Eric Kronberg, and Kevin Souter all entered the game as the half went on. Kraus put the Rangers up for good with a header at the back post to make it 3-2. They sealed the game when Aaron Hohlbein connected with a Souter corner kick and headed it into the net.

This was the second time the Rangers have played Creighton this season, as they tied 2-2 back in the spring.

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