After going to overtime Monday at No. 8 Burlington Notre Dame in a 2-1 loss, No. 4 (Class 1A) Iowa Mennonite School rebounded Tuesday at West Point with a 3-1 victory over Holy Trinity.
It took the offense a while to get on track as the team adjusted to the wide field. About 30 minutes through the first period, Cody Jones sent a ball to Jacob Boller who beat a defender before sticking the ball into the corner of the goal for the 1-0 advantage that lasted until halftime.
The IMS back line of Kobe Borntrager, Eli Ours, Jorge Canchola and Noah Miller successfully shut down Holy Trinity down much of the half, limiting their chances while Blake Bontrager gathered in the shots Holy Trinity got off.
In the second half, Holy Trinity changed its point of attack and after making a push into the penalty box, were awarded a penalty kick after their player was knocked down. Blake Bontrager made the save on the penalty kick but the ball rebounded directly to the kicker who put it to the other corner to tie the game 12 minutes into the second half.
IMS responded three minutes later after Cody Jones put a ball into the box. The ball pin-balled around as several guys tried to knock the ball by the keeper before Louis Etienne got his foot on the ball to push it across the line. IMS picked up the insurance goal from Brian Maren with 4 minutes remaining. Once again it was a ball which ricocheted around before Brian was able to poke it by the goalie.
IMS moves to 3-1 and returns to action Tuesday in Mediapolis.
Maren scored the only goal in the loss at Notre Dame.
No. 1 Iowa City Regina 6, Mid-Prairie 0
The Golden Hawks lost the River Valley Conference match at home Tuesday.
MP hosts Anamosa today.