BVU Men’s Soccer Udate: Mt. Marty and Dordt

BVU Mens Soccer Udate: Mt. Marty and Dordt

Tanner Frost, Contributing Writer

On Wednesday September 13, the Buena Vista Men’s Soccer Team traveled to Mt. Marty and put a 5 spot on the board. They scored all five goals in the second half and had five goals from different players. Jacob Heath opened it up for the Beavers in the 48th minute and Bryce Godwin added another two minutes later. Armando Torres scored in the 57th minute and six minutes later Christian Carillo made it 4-0. To make matters worse for Mt. Marty, Willy Salamanca netted his first for the game and made it 5-0, which is how it ended.

The Buena Vista Men’s Soccer team (3-3) traveled to Sioux Central to take on the Dordt Defenders (3-3) this past Friday, the 15th, in a non-conference matchup. With the temperature reaching the low nineties, both teams would not only have to take each other on, but the heat as well. The Beavers began the game sluggishly, spending most of the first 20 minutes backed up into their defensive third of the field. Meanwhile, Dordt found attacking lanes down both wings as they sent cross after cross in front of the Beaver goal. It didn’t take the home team long to find the back of the net, as a low driven shot off the right foot of Garrett Goodson opened the scoring in the 11th minute, putting Dordt up 1-0.

Just 4 minutes after, a curled shot from the edge of the box doubled the home squad’s lead over the Beavers. VJ Hachaba was the scorer this time. Dordt’s physical play continued to bring success until Hachaba, the 2nd goalscorer, went down with a leg injury which saw him unable to play the rest of the match.

From there on, the Beavers only began to gain steam as they started to find same colored jerseys on the ends of long passes. Steve Nyaye, the Beavers’ left winger, had a highlight first half that included 2 out of 3 of their shots on goal. One of which was narrowly saved by the Dordt goalkeeper Seth Lewison. Ndaye would not find his way onto the score sheet just yet, but would include himself in a goal when he was cut down deep into the home team’s box giving Buena Vista a penalty kick.

Junior forward Jared Dow stepped up with confidence to the spot, and put it away with easy in the bottom right corner. BV finally found the net after 38 minutes of play. However, not long after a slicing strike from outside the box could have been Dordt’s 3rd goal of the match. But, after much deliberation from the linesman and the head referee, it was declared offside. Heading into halftime Buena Vista trailed 2-1. Picking right up where they left off, the Beavers marched down the field immediately after kickoff, equalizing the score at 2-2 with a goal from Nyaye in the 45th minute.

The back line of Buena Vista also found their form, and would shut out Dordt for 25 minutes. After much back and forth play, up and down the field, Dordt finally regained their lead in the 80th minute with a goal from Patrick Munsey, and would increase their goal tally to 4 only a minute after from their leading scorer, Mason Faucett. As the final whistle blew, the score stood at Dordt 4, Buena Vista 2. The Beavers fell to 3-4 on the season.

The Beavers are back in action in their home stadium this Wednesday, the 20th, facing Northwestern.

“I think playing clean soccer during the whole course of the game,” Captain Jacob Heath said when referring to not squeezing out some of the closer contests this year. “We play 7585 minutes of great soccer with a lot of energy, but those 5-15 minutes where we are not focused end up shooting us in the foot.”


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