BR-55 St. Scholastica is a small school in Duluth, Minnesota that has been gaining major attention in recent weeks. The Saints are currently on an eight-game winning streak, where they have outscored their opponents by the impressive total of 73 to 5.
After dropping early season matches against Trinity and Gustavus Adolphus, St. Scholastica has rallied. This incredible run has catapulted the Saints into a position where they are the most prolific scoring team in the Division 3. They continued this amazing run on Saturday with a 12-0 win over Northland.
The Saints attack currently has three of the top ten scorers in all of Division 3 led by senior striker Andrew Jenkins. Andrew Jenkins currently leads all Division 3 players with 19 goals from only 13 matches. The Welsh striker is currently on pace to break his 33 season goal total from last season and could possibly break the 100 career goals mark before the end of the season. Jenkins struck four times in the match yesterday against Northland, but was unable to best his mark of five goals from their clash last season.
Sophomore forward Kyle Farrah is currently second on the team in goals scored with sixteen on the season. He has also contributed ten assists to his team’s cause, the second highest of any member of the team.
However, he has a long way to go to catch teammate Sean Morgan, who currently has tallied 22 assists the season. In Saturday’s match against Northland, the Northern Irish midfielder was a magician, contributing to seven of his team’s twelve goals scored.
Perhaps the most shocking member of the team’s trio of goal scorers is defender Tom Corcoran. Corcoran has scored a brace in three consecutive matches and has increased his season goal total to fifteen goals and seven assists, both impressive totals for a defender.
Now in his tenth season with St. Scholastica, head coach Barry Chastey seeks to win his eighth UMAC regular season championship and sixth UMAC tournament championship. His team is currently on pace to break the Division 3 single season goal record that they set last season with 113. His ability to recruit from around the world, but particularly the United Kingdom, has greatly helped his team succeed. The team currently has fourteen international players including nine players from the United Kingdom.
With seven games remaining on their regular season schedule, it is going to be difficult to stop this well-orchestrated offense. The Saints have their eyes set on another UMAC Championship and post-season success. They possess firepower many other teams can only dream of having, and should continue their late season charge up the rankings, which has seen them climb 50 places over the last several weeks.