first place in the Mission League, then the Golden Knights will have to
survive the toughest stretch of their schedule, which begins at 5 p.m.
today at home against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.
Glen Appels' squad will play three matches in the next six days,
against the second-, third- and fourth-place teams in the league, looking
to create a safe distance between itself and the rest of the pack.
Should St. Francis (12-0-5, 4-0-2 in league) get past Notre Dame, then
a trip to third-place Crespi (9-4-5, 2-1-4) awaits at 3 p.m. Saturday,
followed by a home contest against second-place Loyola (7-5-6, 3-0-3) at
5 p.m. Tuesday.
Regardless of the outcome of those three matches, St. Francis has at
least put itself in a better position after six league contests than it
did last season. The Golden Knights started off 3-3, before rallying to
win their last six to claim the league title.