BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - The Concordia College men's soccer team hosted Post University for their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship Quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday afternoon at Holtdorf Soccer Field. The No. 1 seeded Clippers were edged, 2-1 to the No. 8 seeded Eagles, as Concordia's quest for their first-ever CACC Championship trophy came to an end.
Shots would be hard to come by in the game as the first official shot in the 17th minute resulted in the game's first goal. Post struck first as a corner kick led to a pass from Nicholas Strecker on the end line to Armando Filho for a shot at the top-corner of the 18-yard box that would beat sophomore goalkeeper Jaime Gonzalez (Madrid, Spain).
Graduate Ovan Oakley (Kingston, Jamaica) followed with two shots on net as the Clippers could not beat the Eagles' goalkeeper. At the half the score remained 1-0 in favor of the visitors as Post held a 5-4 advantage in shots during the first 45 minutes of play.
In the second half the Eagles added their second goal during the 63rd minute as a corner kick by Filho found Strecker at the near post for the one-touch goal. From here Concordia would be more aggressive offensively as they out-shot Post for the remainder of the game.
The Clippers cut their deficit in half during the 79th minute as a penalty kick opportunity led to a goal for Oakley. Senior Javier Alvarez Vispo (La Coruna, Spain) looked to knock home the game-tying goal with a shot in the 82nd minute that would be saved. A corner kick in the 87th minute led to a headed shot from freshman Romardo Bigsby (Kingston, Jamaica) would miss the net wide. Concordia was unable to gain another goal in the closing minutes as the Eagles took the 2-1 win to eliminate the Clippers from the CACC Championship Tournament.
Gonzalez finished the game with two saves for Concordia as the Clippers held an 11-7 edge in shots and also led in corner kicks, 9-5.
Concordia (11-6-0, 9-3-0 CACC) has concluded their schedule for the season. Be sure to check back to ConcordiaClippers.com for additional post season awards when they are announced as well as a full recap of the season at a later date.