The Frankenmuth Boys JV soccer team opened the 2020 season last Thursday against perennial powerhouse Flint Powers. The game was back and forth for much of the first half before Powers collected a ball inside of the box and slotted one past the Eagle keeper Tyler Worden. The Eagles possessed much of the second half and had several good quality scoring chances, but could not beat the Powers keeper. Powers won the game 1-0. Worden had 5 saves.
Their next test was 2 days later on Saturday as the Eagles traveled to Birmingham Groves for their yearly invitational. Teams included Groves, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep and Flushing. The first test for the Eagles was Groves. Frankenmuth was able to play Groves even in the first half with both teams matching chances. Groves notched the lone goal of the game late in the second half. The second game of the day came against Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (NDP). Frankenmuth jumped out to the early lead when Kendall Morris sprinted down the left side of the field and placed one neatly past the NDP keeper. Frankenmuth would hold the lead until a corner kick with 6 minutes left. An NDP player kicked a perfectly placed ball onto an awaiting head of an Irish player knotting the score at 1-1. Frankenmuth tried to tally another goal in the remaining minutes but was unable to do so. Final score Muth 1-NDP 1. The final game of the afternoon was against Flushing. The first half was a scoreless draw with Frankenmuth maintaining much of the possession and chances. Levi Wascher opened the scoring in the second half as he sprinted down the left side of the field and neatly placed the ball behind the Flushing keeper. Flushing tried to send through balls behind the Eagles defense all game, but the tandem of Noah Morris and Cody Schluckbier were able to stifle those attempts time and time again. The game ended 1-0 in favor of the Eagles. Worden had 3 saves. The Eagles record for the tournament: 1-1-1.