Listen live online Monday at JoeInsider.com as Hackett Catholic Prep hosts Fennville for the top spot in the SAC soccer standings.
Both teams are playing their final regular season league match Monday, despite having played an uneven number of games. Hackett is unbeaten at 6-0 with Fennville second at 6-1, although officially Fennville’s win over Constantine doesn’t count toward the standings. An Irish win or draw would give them back-to-back SAC titles, whereas a Blackhawk win would make them and Hackett co-champs.
Overall, Hackett is 12-5-1 with a 6-0-1 mark in their last seven matches. The lone draw was perhaps their strongest effort, as they were the first team this season to not lose against unbeaten Division 2 power Marshall, 1-1 on Thursday. Against SAC foes, the Irish have dominated with a 38-1 goal differential.
Fennville sits at 11-3-2 overall, going 5-1-1 in their previous seven contests. Their only blemish in SAC play was a 2-1 loss at Kalamazoo Christian two weeks ago. They’ve outscored SAC opponents 28-3 on the year.
Last season’s meeting was a 4-1 road win for Hackett. Their 2016 battle in Kalamazoo was a 1-0 Irish winner. In 2015, their first season as conference rivals, they played to a scoreless draw.
You can listen to Monday’s match via the link below with kickoff scheduled for around 6 p.m. ET.