Skuce is Luce (loose)
Thousand Oaks, CA — Corn rows and Kiss magazine covers aside, the kid can play. #17 Christian Skuce, junior attackman, enjoyed a huge first day of the 2012 season as the St. Mary’s College Gaels beat the Cal Lutheran Kingsman 19-1. His four goals were matched by his four assists for an 8 point afternoon. Skuce is fine tuning his game in preparation for his team’s Friday showdown with SLC DII champion Cal State Fullerton.
As a freshman, Skuce posted 33 goals and 16 assists. His tally earned him 2nd Team WCLL Attackman honors as well as a MCLA DII Honorable Mention All-America selection. Last year, he upgraded his stats to 39, 23 and was named the WCLL DII Offensive Player of the Year. He again returned as a MCLA DII Honorable Mention All-American.
Friday night’s game looks to be a clash with the Titans. The Titans of Fullerton hold a two game win streak over the Gaels. In each game the high scoring Titans dominated the stat sheets registering 14 goals per game. Can the Gaels slow the down the Titans’ Chris Cole (56,36)? Is this the year that St. Mary’s makes enough noise to get an invite to the National Championships?