Unbeaten Friars open Jesuit tournament Thursday against host Rangers

Unbeaten Friars open Jesuit tournament Thursday against host Rangers

In their first game in almost a month, the Friars' dominance continued into the new year with a 5-1 blasting of John Paul II on Tuesday in Plano. 

Bishop Lynch (7-0, 4-0 district) scored five goals or more for the third time this season and has now outscored the opposition 30-2. Both goals came in the two-game sweep of JPII.

The Friars head to the annual Jesuit-Meintser tournament this week, opening Thursday at noon against the host team. The rest of the field includes Belton, North Mesquite, Sachse, Rockwall, Skyline, and Nolan Catholic.

Last season the Friars topped Jesuit in the opening round, using a 4-1 advantage in penalty kicks to secure the win. The Friars advanced to the championship game with a 2-1 semifinal win over Belton, before falling to McKinney Boyd in the final.

This year, the Friars bring a very balanced attack, led by Jack Adams (8 goals, 4 assists). A total of five players have at least three goals this season, while six have tallied at least two assists. Nico Bernal continues his brilliance between the pipes, recording five clean sheets behind a stingy defense.

The Jesuit tournament runs Thursday-Saturday, and the Friars resume district play next Monday at Parish Episcopal with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 pm. The next home game for the team will be a non-district matchup against Nolan on Thursday, Jan. 17.