Men's Defeats No. 11 Missouri Valley

6 years 1 month 4 days ago Thursday, September 13 2012 Sep 13, 2012 Thursday, September 13, 2012 2:41:00 PM CDT September 13, 2012 in Sports
Source: Cindy Potter Associate Director of Athletics Columbia College

COLUMBIA -- The ninth-ranked Columbia Cougar men's soccer team defeated visiting Missouri Valley College tonight 2-1. The victory marks Columbia's second win over a top-25 team on the young season, as the Vikings entered the match ranked 11th in the latest poll. With the win, the Cougars improve to 4-0-1 on the year while the Vikings.Columbia fell behind early as Missouri Valley's Nicholas Alexander netted a goal just nine minutes into the contest. However, the Cougars responded just two minutes later when Rafael Ramos headed an Andres Acosta corner kick into the back of the net. Columbia posted several shots throughout the first period, but the teams went into halftime tied at one. A pressure-filled second half ensued after the break, with neither team being able to break the tie until Columbia's Liam Cain scored from 10 yards out in the 69th minute to give Columbia a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish. Ramos and Antonio Ayres assisted on the game-winner. Matt McKenna earned the win in goal for Columbia, as Missouri Valley posted only two shots against the Cougar defense on the night. Columbia notched 12 shots including six on goal. Columbia travels to Salina, Kan. for their next game in a matchup with Kansas Wesleyan University on Saturday, September 15th. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m

 

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