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Clippers Fall to Holy Family

Junior Jesus Alvarez-Riesco (La Coruna, Spain) defends the ball as senior Ekene Okereke (Bielefeld, Germany) aids in support.
Junior Jesus Alvarez-Riesco (La Coruna, Spain) defends the ball as senior Ekene Okereke (Bielefeld, Germany) aids in support.
The Clippers' men's soccer team would score the opening goal in their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) game against Holy Family on Saturday. But the Tigers responded with two goals in the second half to secure a 2-1 victory for their first win of the season.

Concordia would score the first goal of the afternoon in the 18th minute as a shot by junior Jonathan Short (Tottenham, Canada) was rebounded by sophomore Ovan Oakley (Kingston, Jamaica) who then ripped a shot of his own past the Holy Family goalkeeper. Oakley's goal was his second of the season. Neither team was able to notch another goal in the first 45 minutes of play as the Clippers led 1-0 and held an 11-4 advantage in shots.

Holy Family added the equalizer in the 47th minute after a corner kick led to a headed goal by Ahmed Elgayar. Both teams would battle hard for the go-ahead goal and the Tigers would be the one to gain the advantage in the 60th minute as Aiah Mbriwa scored the game-winning goal.

Concordia held an 18-8 advantage in shots during the game and a 6-5 edge in corner kicks. Sophomore Ruel Gordon (Savanna La Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica) recorded one save in the game while Nick Aglira recorded seven saves.

The Clippers (1-2, 1-1 CACC) will next visit Post on Wednesday for a conference matchup. The game is set to begin at 3 p.m. at LaMoy Field in Waterbury, Conn. as fans unable to attend can follow the action via live stats on ConcordiaClippers.com.


Thanks to Sports Information/Community Engagement Director Brian Snow for the preceding post.

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