- Can the Rebels stop Jake Taylor’s scoring
Regis Jesuit Junior attackman, Jake Taylor, has been lighting up the scoresheets again this year with an insane stat line of 58 goals in 17 games this year averaging 3.4 goals per game. The Notre Dame commit single handily abused Arapahoe in last year’s semifinal game putting up 7 goals. If Columbine has a chance at the upset they must contain Jake Taylor.
2. Can the Rebels contain the vision of Anders Erickson
Senior captain, Anders Erickson, the second leading scorer for the Raiders behind only Jake Taylor, has unreal vision. His team leading 33 assists to go along with his balanced 31 goals make him very dangerous. The Regis Jesuit senior is a key to the Raiders offense and him along with fellow attackman, Jake Taylor, can take over a game. Columbine must keep an eye of Anders Erickson.
3. How will the Rebels play without their star
The Regis Jesuit defense has been suffocating opponents all year. Led by the dynamic duo of brothers Senior captain Dom Mata and Sophomore stud Vinny Mata the defense has a allowed an impressively low 6.4 goals against average this year. Columbine was held to 4 goals against the Raiders in the last game. However, it should be even more of a challenge to score for Columbine this game with their team leading scorer, Gabe Mein, unfortunately having a season ending injury against Regis in the first game against the two. Out of the 4 goals scored against the Raiders in the game on May 2nd, Gabe had 3 goals and 1 assist, partly responsible for every goal the Rebels could muster against the Raiders. Overall, in order to keep up with the raiders offense the Columbine Rebels will need other offensive players to fill his void and more.