Coming away from the Battle for East Cleveland with 5 points and 1st Place in the Great Lakes Conference Northeast Division, the Spartans Rolled to a 27 - 10 victory over the John Carroll University Gators. With Alex Previts leading the backline and Ryan Berg leading the pack, The Spartans Scored 5 tries on the day [Andres Perez (1), Jason Grote (1), Ryan Berg (1), Alex Previts (1) Jesse Martin (1) and completed 1 conversion [Jackson Pilliod]. John Carroll managed 1 try, 1 conversion, and 1 penalty kick for the afternoon against the Spartan defense.
It was an intense and physical game that featured long, flowing plays by the backs and timely rucking by the forwards, giving the Spartans a well-rounded attack. Newcomer Nacho Vazquez, who checked into the game as a substitute, had a solid day at wing, making several key tackles and runs. In addition, Jason Grote and Cory Birenbaum made their first start of the season at lock, numbers 4 and 5 respectively. In addition, Ryan Brubaker started at hooker, having a big day in the scrums and running the ball with the backs.
The Spartans will look to build off their strong performance as they take on perennial powerhouse Notre Dame College, this Satruday (10/7) at 11:00 AM at Normandy Field.