by Andriana Ruscitto

(Grand Rapids, Mich.) Dec 18, 2022 - After falling short to the Cincinnati Swerve 8-9 Dec. 10, the Cleveland Crunch soared to victory last night with a 10-6 win over the Rapid City FC, bringing its record to 1-1.

Crunch goals and assists spanned across the board. Forward Ryan Minick had four goals, midfielder Admir Suljevic brought in 2, followed by forward Mario Duvnjak (1), defender Boban Cancar (1), defender Ben Hryszko (1), and defender Chris Cvekco (1). Cancar, Suljevic, Duvnjak and forward McCain Spragling all had one assist.

Minick earned the MetroHealth ‘Man of the Match’ honor with four goals. The Crunch also welcomed back Suljevic and goalkeeper Marijo Musa to its starting lineup for the first time since the 2021-22 season. 

Suljevic was selected to the ALL Major Arena Soccer League 2 and Musa was selected as an MASL 2 all star for the 2021-22 season. (The Crunch operated within the MASL 2 for two seasons, but departed to join the newly formed Major League Indoor Soccer).

The Crunch is back in action at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Detroit City Fieldhouse in Detroit, Mich., to take on the Detroit Waza Flo. 

Ticket packages and single tickets are on sale now for all Cleveland Crunch home games and can be purchased on the Ticket Swift app. The Crunch will take on the Detroit Waza Flo at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28., at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland, Ohio., for its home opener.