"Hopefully by the end of the season, we'll be able to pull off a couple of upsets and see what happens from there," said Joyce. "We've got to rely on our defense right now, and hopefully our younger guys will pick it up [on offense]."
Meanwhile, Shen received a bigger challenge Monday when it faced Christian Brothers Academy in a non-league game. The Plainsmen needed three fourth-quarter goals to pull out a 4-3 victory over the Brothers (1-0, 3-2).
Goaltenders Shane Hans (CBA) and Bobby Wardwell (Shen) each had 12 saves for their respective teams. Arnold and Joe Gaug both tallied twice for the Plainsmen, while Carter Sherman recorded a pair of goals for the Brothers.
CBA entered its game against Shen off a 9-2 Big 10 victory over Troy last Thursday. The Brothers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on their way to the win.
Andrew Jensen led a balanced CBA attack with three goals and an assist. Sherman, Zach Baron, Casey Miller, Greg Medici, Patrick Risler and Schuyler Warrenchak also tallied.
The Brothers returned to action Tuesday when they hosted Amsterdam in a Big 10 game.""