Men Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule
The Crimson Wave head men’s soccer coach Justin Olson has announced the team’s 2014 schedule.
CCSJ will start the 2014 campaign with the 8th annual Crimson Wave Invitational where they will face Clarke University at 2:00 pm on August 30th. The invitational will conclude on August 31st with the consolation and championship games. This year’s invitational will mark the first of nine home games.
The Crimson Wave will travel nine times this season including four non-conference trips to Briar Cliff, William Penn, Grace and Marian University. The men will kick off their eleven game CCAC schedule against Robert Morris University on the road September 24th at 6:00 pm. CCSJ’s CCAC schedule also included Cardinal Stritch University and Olivet Nazarene University who both ended the 2013 season receiving votes in the Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll.
The Crimson Wave finished last season 9-10 overall and 5-6 in the CCAC earning a spot in the post season for the first time in program history.
“I’m really excited about how our schedule shaped up this year. We are coming off our best season in the program’s history and definitely want to continue moving forward. Our goal this year was to schedule the best opponents we could find to get us ready for a very competitive conference season.” Said Head Coach Justin Olson
2014 Men's Soccer Schedule
Bax Named Scholar Athlete
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes for Men’s Soccer this morning.
The Crimson Wave’s Joseph Bax was named to the honor for his excellence in the class room.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.
Men's Soccer Ends Season in CCAC Trny
The Crimson Wave men’s soccer team fell to the Olivet Nazarene Tigers on Saturday afternoon 2-1. This was a tough break for CCSJ as they made their first CCAC Tournament appearance in the programs history. CCSJ knew they were going up against a tough defensive team and this turned out to be a very exciting game.
The Crimson Wave moved the ball well to start the game. The backline of the Crimson Wave was patient as they pressed forward. CCSJ was able to striker first as Freshman Joshua Crague recovered a poorly cleared pass in the box. Joshua found Sophomore Felipe Garcia da Silva who knocked it to the corner to go up 1-0. ONU was able to equalize in the 35th minute of play when Tyler Gill scored off of a corner kick.
The second half turned into a downhill game for both teams. ONU got an early goal just three minutes into the second half on a breakaway goal. The Crimson Wave had two great chances to equalize and both shots went just wide of the goal. As the final seconds came off the clock, the end of the season arrived for the Crimson Wave.
“What a game that was. We knew coming in that ONU was one of the best defensive teams in the conference. We got on the board first and really played a solid game. We didn’t get the result we wanted but we made history as a group this season and those guys will forever be proud of that. Now the tone is set and we will bring in some talent this off season to build our team and keep moving forward. I am extremely proud of how hard these guys worked all season long,” said Coach Olson.
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