Storm dodge rain drops, honor seniors by goose-egging Buena Vista on senior night


by Erich Bogner, Sports Reporter/Sports Fashion Columnist

INDIANOLA, Iowa – Seniors Cody Jacobson, Tyler Neumann and Louis Joslyn combined to score four of the team’s seven goals as the Storm concluded the regular season with a 7-0 drubbing of Buena Vista (5-12-0, 0-7-0) on rainy Tuesday night at Buxton Stadium.

Simpson hasn’t lost a conference match since Oct. 3 against Dubuque and is now on a four-match winning streak overall.

The win nailed down the No. 4 seed for Simpson, pitting them against No. 5 Wartburg in the first round of the Iowa Conference Tournament on Saturday.

Simpson (9-8-2, 4-2-1) was knotted up with Luther for 13 points in conference play, but goal differential tiebreaker favored the Norse by one goal as they slipped into the No. 3 seed.

The Storm shut out the Knights 1-0 last Saturday in Waverly, but this time they’ll get to play with home field advantage.

Jacobson scored his first of two goals in the first of six first half goals for Simpson in the 4th minute of play.

Just 136 seconds later, senior Marcus Varnum put up a beautiful corner that L. Joslyn put into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.

Neumann, Garrett Pochop, Jacobson and Sam Stephens all added goals as the Storm cruised into the break.

The second half was slower as head coach Rick Isaacson made sure get playing time for his entire bench. During the second half, all of the seniors took the field. Former keeper, Zach McEntee, played forward and Matt Stewart was the keeper.

Pochop scored the only second half goal for Simpson, a firecracker from 10 yards out that punished the net.

Simpson outshot the Beavers 28-1 overall and 20-0 in shots on goal.

Junior Austin Schafer only played 45 minutes in goal for Simpson but earned the win, improving to 5-2-1 on the season. Stewart and Chris Harris split time in the second half. 

When the seniors were pulled they were given a standing ovation from the far side fans. Freshman Darius Doswell was inactive, but will play Saturday against Wartburg – a stingy No. 5 seed to say the least.