Monday vs Tyler Junior College
2015 NJCAA DI Men's Soccer Championship at Martinsville, Virginia. Despite an excellent performance by ASA Sophomore Goalkeeper Gerardo Amigon (PSG-MSC), 12 saves and an outstanding penalty save; the men's soccer team suffers a defeat to the #2 Nationally Ranked Tyler College. Offensively, the Avengers set the tone and tempo throughout the match with combinations through the middle and into the final third but failed to finish their opportunities. All four defenders played their best form but Tyler was able to penetrate through the flanks and in the 82:13, Tyler was awarded a penalty Kick that they converted and gave them the 1-0 lead.
Besides the Avengers efforts by Sophomore Maxi Ojeda (DUSC), Moriba Dounbia (MSC PSG), Burkino Faso (International) and freshmen Ilboudo Saufyane (MLK HS) and Gabriel Viana (RBA) ,. Tried to pick up the tempo with 8 minutes remaining in the game but the efforts failed short as Tyler held the 1-0 win.
ASA men's next opponent will be Schoolcraft College at 3:00 pm.
Tuesday vs Schoolcraft College
2015 NJCAA DI Men's Soccer Championship at Martinsville, Virginia. Behind a pair of goals from freshman's Ibrahim Lakado at the 54th and Cheick Karenbega at the 76th minutes the ASA men's Soccer team defeated # 7 nationally ranked Schoolcraft College 2-0 in their second pool match. It was also a great team effort by Gary Daniel, Timothy Deleon, Ibrahim Lakado(MLK HS), Jean Peter Hugenson, Fabian Elliott, Suleiman Iya (DUSC), which contribute, to the win.
Ziggy Camejo (DUSC) was tremendous for us today," Grudge said. Ziggy had numerous saves during the match and in the 84th minute he had a spectacular moment blocking three shots to earn a shutout. Also, the Avengers central defenders had a remarkable game to shut down all plays through the middle and contribute to todays win.
ASA Head Coach Mike Grudge" was happy with the result, but was even more impressed with the team's performance". "We came out and executed exactly how we needed to". Also, Coach Grudge earned his first national tournament victory tonight. ASA men will wait for the result of tomorrows match between Tyler and Schoolcraft, ASA men need help with a Schoolcraft win over Tyler to get through to the final four.