Pilots Dominate Second Half to Win Region

 

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The Bethel College Pilots men’s soccer team earned their second straight NCCAA North Central Region Championship over Judson at Morey Field on Thursday evening, coming from behind to score a 5-2 victory. After trailing 2-0 with 37 minutes remaining, the Pilots ripped off five goals in 31 minutes to earn the automatic berth to the NCCAA National Championship at the end of the month.

 

GAME VITALS

  • Score:Bethel def. Judson 5-2
  • Records: Bethel (11-8-1) | Judson (10-7-3)
  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll:Bethel – not rated | Judson – not rated
  • Location:Morey Field | Bethel College | Mishawaka, Ind.

 

SCORING SUMMARY

  • 14’ | Luis Germano (JU) unassisted
  • 44’ | Jose Laboy (JU) unassisted
  • 53’ | Richard Ontiveros (BC) unassisted
  • 56’ | Jose Barquin (BC) assisted by Gabriel Ferreira
  • 66’ | Samuel Biek (BC) unassisted
  • 70’ | Zac Schoon (BC) assisted by Gabriel Ferreira
  • 84’ | Javier Vera (BC) assisted by Jose Barquin

 

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • The Pilots pummeled the Eagles with five goals in 31 minutes in the second half to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 5-2 advangage.
  • The Pilots win the NCCAA North Central Region Championship for the second straight season over Judson at Morey Field. Last season, the Pilots defeated the Eagles 3-0 to advance to the NCCAA National Championships.
  • Gabriel Ferreira notched his first career multi-assist game with his second and third assists of the season.
  • Samuel Biek powered home his sixth goal of the season—tied for the team lead—in the 66thminute for the game-winning goal, his second of the season.
  • Andres Arce got his first start in goal for the Pilots in his career and after allowing two first half goals, settled in to make three saves and earn the victory in net.

 

NEXT TIME OUT

  • The Pilots will travel to Kissimme, Florida to participate in the NCCAA National Championship. Pool play runs from Monday, November 26 to Wednesday, November 28 with the top four teams advancing to the semifinals on Friday, November 30. The NCCAA National Championship will be held on Saturday, December 1.