Late goal surges men’s soccer over North American

The men’s soccer team defeated North American University (NAU) 1-0 on Oct. 14. The Saints jump to 4-7-1 overall and 3-4-1 in Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) play. The Stallions drop to 7-3 overall and 6-1 in conference competition.

Prior to the game, the university honored seniors Javier Pena, Tim Talabi, Samuel Villegas and Christopher Zepeda.

This was the first meeting between the two teams.

The first half was controlled offensively by the Stallions with nine shots. Both teams had one corner kick and Dominic Pena made three saves for OLLU. The first half was scoreless and two yellow cards were shown. The Saints picked up the pace in the second half, and Samuel Villegas broke the tie with a goal in the 72nd minute. OLLU broke up multiple chances that the Stallions had in the final 18 minutes and won.

Scoring overview
72′ – OLLU – Samuel Villegas

Inside the box score
Cade Ryan led the Saints with three shots, and five different Saints had one shot on goal. Six Stallions players had one shot on goal apiece.

Overall, the Saints tallied nine shots, with five on goal. NAU recorded 14 shots with six shots on goal.

Both teams took five corner kicks. Dominic Pena recorded six saves for the shutout win.