Men Take Second Straight CCAC Win
The Crimson Wave men's soccer team earned their second straight CCAC win of the season by defeating Judson University 1-0 yesterday afternoon. This win moves CCSJ to 2-0 in the CCAC and is one of three teams that remain undefeated in conference play.
The game was a great defensive battle on both sides for the majority of the match. There was a lot of ball movement around as both teams were looking for that go ahead goal. In the first half, CCSJ had a few chances which the Judson goalkeeper made some nice saves to keep them in the game.
It wasn't until the second half where Luca Wiechers played a nice ball into the box where Manny Rios was able to finish which ended up being the game winning goal for the Crimson Wave.
"Judson has traditionally been one of the top teams in the CCAC so this is a great win for us. Both teams played hard and I was proud of my guys for how we were able to finish the game. Defensively, we played very well and were able to slow down Judson's attack. I felt on offense we were creating chances in the final third and we finally got the goal we needed to win the game. I am very proud of my guys for how hard they have been working to get us into this position," said Coach Olson.
The Crimson Wave will return to action at home when they host Cardinal Stritch University on Saturday evening. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30pm and will be played at East Chicago Central High School.
Men Take First CCAC Win of the Season
The Crimson Wave men’s soccer team opened up their Conference season against the University of St. Francis with a 4-0 win at home over the weekend. This moves the men’s squad to 4-2-1 on the season.
The Crimson Wave got off to a quick start against USF nearly scoring two goals in the first five minutes. CCSJ was able to move the ball well which opened up their first goal at the 23:00 mark after Byron Cipa served one in to Manny Rios who placed it right over the goalkeeper. The game would remain 1-0 heading into half time.
CCSJ came out with a lot of energy in the second half and scored just two minutes in on a corner kick from Joaquin Peluffo who found Kyle Uzubell in the box. Manny Rios would score his second goal of the match after a nice combination play from CCSJ where Rios would tuck the ball into the corner. The fourth goal for the Crimson Wave would happen after Byron Cipa crossed the ball into the box and Nick Barango touched it to Austin Aguilera for the finish.
“Defensively, we played very well today. I thought we did a good job of slowing their attack down and being patient out of the back. We started to find our rhythm as the game went on and it showed with our ability to possess the ball. USF played hard and this was a great test to start our conference season. We have a tough game on Tuesday against Judson so we will use the rest of this time to prepare for them,” said Coach Olson.
The Crimson Wave men’s team will hit the road on Tuesday September 22nd as they travel to Judson University. Kickoff is at 4:00.
Men take Road Loss to Siena
The Crimson Wave men’s soccer team fell to Siena Heights University 3-1 over the weekend. It was a tough break for the men’s team who were coming off of a nice win earlier in the week.
Things didn’t start out well for CCSJ who gave up an early goal. The Crimson Wave would respond with a goal of their own after Nick Barango passed to Joaquin Peluffo who laced one to the far corner to even the score 1-1. Siena Heights would find the net two more times before the half as they went into halftime up 3-1.
The second half turned into a defensive battle for both teams. The Crimson Wave could not seem to get the ball into the box as Siena Heights dropped in and played very defensive. The game would come to an end with CCSJ down 3-1.
“We did not have a great start to the game. We had two costly mistakes which led to goals and that is never a good situation. I thought we responded well to the first goal in tying the game. In the second half, they were dropping most of their team into the box which made it difficult for us to create chances there. I give them credit for that. I do feel this was a learning lesson for us and we will train well this week to get ready for our first CCAC matchup this weekend,” said Coach Olson.
The Crimson Wave will kick off their conference season against the University of St. Francis on Saturday. The game will begin at 2:30pm and will be played at East Chicago Central High School.