Cole Heads in Golden Goal
The Crimson Wave men’s soccer team defeated Concordia University 3-2 in a thrilling overtime win to gain their third win of the season. CCSJ overcame a 2-0 deficit to score three unanswered goals in the return home after a three game on the road.
“We never gave up. For the past few seasons, this team has always fought to the final whistle. I’m very happy for the guys as they have been working extremely hard as we get ourselves ready for conference. We had some tough road games and it was great to return home and be in front of our fans. Our student section was great and we appreciated the support. We have a very tough group of young men it’s great to see us playing as one. This was a great win for us to gain some momentum heading into our conference season,” said Coach Olson.
The game started out with CCSJ getting the first two shots of the game. Concordia got on the board with an early goal just over ten minutes into the game. Concordia would score a second time within a few minutes to go up 2-0 to CCSJ. The first half came to a close with the Crimson Wave down 2-0.
Relentless is the word used to describe the Crimson Wave in the second half. There was a lot of energy from the start as the defense did not allow Concordia a shot on goal for the first fifteen minutes. CCSJ finally got on the board after a ball across the box from Nick Barango that found Greg Prohl who scored his first collegiate goal. In the 78th minute, Emmanuel Awuku took the ball down the right flank and slotted one over the middle who found Greg Prohl as he tucked it away for the tying goal! Regulation came to an end with the score tied 2-2.
The crowd was alive as overtime began. The Crimson Wave continued the momentum from the second half as they nearly won the game after Greg Prohl nearly found his third goal of the match as he sailed one inches over the crossbar. Four minutes later, Byron Cipa would cross a ball to Donovan Cole who got up in the air to head the ball to the left corner for the golden goal!
The men’s team will return to action on Wednesday in their first conference match of the season as they travel to Robert Morris University.
Men Fall Goal Short in Indy
The Crimson Wave men’s soccer team fell to the Marian Knights 3-2 in a double overtime thriller. The men are now 2-4 on the season as they look to get into the conference season.
The Crimson Wave got off to a quick start after Emmanuel Awuku
slotted a ball across the box to Nick Barango
who tucked it into the left corner just 3:32 into the game. CCSJ controlled the possession battle during the first half and tightened things up defensively as they went into halftime leading 1-0.
Marian University evened the odds after a goal from Nic Henderson. The Crimson Wave regained the lead when Glauber Borrachini played a perfect ball to Kyle Uzubell who got up in the air to head the ball to the right corner of the goal. CCSJ nearly got their third goal after a cross from Nick Barango who found Emmanuel Awuku who just missed the net. Marian’s equalizing goal came in the final minute of regulation to even the score at 2-2. Marian would go on to win the game in the second overtime period off of a cross that went through the box.
“It was a tough pill to swallow for us. I felt we were dictating the pace of the game but I have a lot of respect for Marian as they fought until the very end. We had our chances to put the game away and we need to finish those. We are very close to where we need to be heading into our conference season and I am very proud of how well the guys are playing as a team,” said Coach Olson.
The men’s team return home on Wednesday as they host Concordia University at 7pm. The game will be played at East Chicago Central High School.
Men Fall to Grace
The Crimson Wave men's soccer team fell to Grace College 4-1 on Thursday evening. It was a tough break for the men's team who were coming off of a good weekend in Iowa.
The lone goal for the Crimson Wave came in the 17th minute when Glauber Borrachini tucked it into the right corner off of a free kick from Donovan Cole.
The men's team will return to action on Sunday when they travel down to Indianapolis to take on Marian University at noon.
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