St Thomas – 22Â Sam Houston – 3
It’s very humbling when you lose a game (22-3) by the score you beat your divisional opponents by.Â It’s a little easier to swallow when it’s the #1 ranked team and two-time National Champions the “Tommies” from St. Thomas University.Â “Wow!” Said Coach Fritts!Â “Very impressive ball club and absolutely eye-opening for the entire team.Â It (22-3 loss) is exactly what the doctor ordered for us!Â We have a much better idea of what and where we need to train for next season to compete better at the national level.”
Scoring the three goals for Sam Houston were Wil Nielsen (unassisted); Nick Williams assisted by Zach Fry and Alex Badour (unassisted).
Sam Houston – 11Â Missouri State – 9
In the consolation game, Sam Houston played much better!Â Donny Meyer and Austin Atwood dominated face offs going 14/16 and 5/6 respectively.
But the big story was Freshman Attackman Brendan Gawronski who netted 6 goals and assisted on one other.Â “Brendan just kept finding the soft spots in their defense and as much as he found them, his teammates found Brendan as all 6 goals had an assist tied to them! His hands were quick and ‘soft’ this game.Â Every pass that came in contact with him, he finished it.”Â In fact, only one goal that game (Badour) was unassisted.Â “When 50% of your goals are tied to an assist, you feel good about a TEAM effort.Â When 10 goals out of 11 have an assist… you just shake your head in total bewilderment.Â THAT is total TEAM ball” said Fritts.
Besides Gawronski, other scorers on the day were Wil Nielsen (2g/3a); Logan Holmes (1g/1a); Zach Fry (1g/2a); Alex Badour (1g/1a) and Nick Williams (1a).
The KATS are done for the year!Â Overall record is 11-3 and we’ll sit and wait for the year end polls to come out and see where the Kats end up.
2008: 0-8 record
2009: 6-5 and a Conference Championship appearance
2010: 11-3; Undefeated Conference Champions and 1-1 at the nationals in Denver, Colorado