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Hawks Fall Late to Vanguard

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October 25, 2011[box score] 

El Cajon, CA-- With an outside chance of making the GSAC playoffs riding on Tuesday’s game, the San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team took control of the game early, but was unable to put the game away late, watching the Vanguard University Lions take a 3-2 win on the SDCC campus.


SDCC (3-11-1, 1-7 GSAC) scored first, just over two minutes into the game. SDCC's Justin Picou headed a corner kick from the Lions out of the box to Leandro Vianna. Vianna controlled the ball and drilled a long pass down the right side to the speedy Emmanuel Onywera. Onywera dribbled the ball outside the box, before splitting two defenders on a pass to Victor Flores who tapped a low cross into the back of the net to give the Hawks a 1-0 that they would take into half.


VU got on the board in the 57th minute when a corner kick was headed out of the box to Nikola Ilich. Ilich fired a shot that was deflected off course, away from goalkeeper Alex Cozzi, and into the net.


The Lions struck again in the 63rd minute. Jack Plummer dribbled the ball around midfield, heading into SDCC’s side of the field. Seemingly out of nowhere, Plummer fired a shot from 30 yards out that sailed just over the hands of Cozzi to give the Lions a 2-1 lead.


The Hawks, refusing to go away, knotted the game in the 77th minute. After a Lion foul 35 yards out, Leandro Vianna delivered a free kick toward the net. Goalkeeper Cody Adams could not handle the ball and the ball bounced around before Picou collected it and placed it into the back of the net,tying the game at 2-2.


Unfortunately, SDCC could not get the lead back. Vanguard took the lead for good in the 81st minute when a pass down the middle to Kyle O’Brien from Edgar Hernandez split the SDCC defenders and O’Brien was able to slip the ball by Cozzi.


The Hawks had their chances late, including three shots in the waning minutes that could not find the goal.


“We played well enough to win and had our chances,” said Head Coach Carlos Calderson. “Overall, it was a great, exciting game and we just got beat.“


 SDCC continues their season on Saturday at 2:30, hosting The Master’s College. 

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