The Briar Cliff men’s soccer team was handed their first loss of the season in a heartbreaker Sunday afternoon. The Chargers fell in the first minute of the second period of overtime when Ian Kramer booted one in for the Warrior victory. Briar Cliff fell to 5-1 on the season and the Warriors are now 3-2.
BCU struck first in the contest during the 10th minute when Gonzalo Ledesma foundPrichard Sibanda for the score. The Cliff continued battling and found their second score four minutes later when Zach Sortino the back of the net after an assist from Luis Hernandez. Waldorf wasted no time catching up, scoring in the 20th minute off a kick from Ian Kramer. Ten minutes later, in the 30th minute, the Warrior’s Robert Serrano booted a goal in to tie the game. The Chargers and Warriors headed into the break tied up 2-2. Both teams played tough and the score remained knotted up at the end of regulation. Briar Cliff and Waldorf each had opportunites to find the back of the net in the first period of overtime, but both came up empty. Waldorf finished the game in the first minute of the second period of overtime when Ian Kramer scored his second goal of the contest.
Waldorf earned the edge in shots (15-10), shots on goal (12-4) and corner kicks (5-4). Sortino led the BCU attack with three shot attempts, Christopher Nkoghe and Prichard Sibanda both had two shot attempts, and Tyler Krajewski, Kye Edwards and Tona Hernandez each had one. Sortino, Sibanda, Nkoghe and Hernandez all had one shot on goal. Hernandez and Ledesma had the only assists of the contest. Charlie Enright produced eight saves in the 101 minutes played.
The Chargers will now turn their attention toward the Mount Marty Lancers on Saturday, Sept. 17. Kickoff between BCU and Mount Marty is set for 3:15 p.m.
Brooke Herbst continued her stellar weekend on the pitch leading the Cliff to a 2-0 victory over Waldorf Sunday afternoon. Herbst scored both goals of the contest. Briar Cliff now holds a 3-2-1 record, while the Warriors fell to 1-6 on the season.
Briar Cliff and Waldorf played a tough, defensive, scoreless first half. The Chargers battled all afternoon and Herbst scored her first goal of the contest in the 75th minute off a beautiful cross from Makenna Taylor. BCU continued playing strong defensively and Herbst found the back of the net a second time during the 84th minute off an assist from Nicole Edenfield. The stellar defense and a pair of Herbst goals were enough to hold off the Warriors.
The Cliff outshot Waldorf (11-3) and earned more shots on goal (7-2). BCU held the edge in corner kicks (4-0). Libby Havenridge and the Charger defense earned their third shutout of the season. Havenridge made two saves in the contest. Herbst, Elle Wegher and Makenna Taylor all led the Cliff with three shots apiece in the contest, followed by Grace Hanno with two shots. Herbst had three shots on goal, while Taylor earned two shots on goal and Wegher had one.
BCU will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 17th against Mount Marty college. Kickoff between the Chargers and Lancers is set for 1 p.m.