Thursday, November 26, 2009

Swope Park Rangers Stats

I meant to post this sooner than the end of the season, but it slipped my mind. Anyway, this season without a reserve league, the Swope Park Rangers played games against local colleges (UMKC, Creighton, and Missouri State), regional PDL teams (Brass, Meance, Demize), and other teams (Thunder, US U-17 team) throughout the season to get games. The Rangers played 12 games (one against Minnesota being only a half) this season, putting together a 10-0-2 record, the only draws coming in their first two games against the Minnesota Thunder and Crieghton. The Rangers scored a total of 54 goals (an average of 4.7 per game) while allowing only 7 goals for a GAA of .61.

Five players appeared in all 12 games for the Rangers; Michael Kraus, Kurt Morsink, Matt Marquess, Boris Pardo, and Rauwshan McKenzie, while Abe Thompson appeared in 11. The leading scorers for the Rangers were Thompson with 12, Kraus with 9, and Morsink and Graham Zusi with 5.

The Rangers closest games were their 2-2 draw with Creighton and 1-1 draw with Minnesota, while their largest win was an 11-0 blow out of the Springfield Demize. They played the Brass 4 times during the season, and Creighton twice, the other 6 teams they only played once. Hopefully in the near future we'll see a return of some kind of reserve league so that the Rangers can get more games against better competition than college kids.

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