Nkoghe scored his first goal of the game at the 30 minute mark on an assist by Hernandez and he added his second goal 10 minutes into the second half off an assist by Enrique Larrondo. Hernandez scored his goal with just under 12 minutes left in regulation. Briar Cliff outshot Presentation 19-7, including 11-5 in shots on goal. It was a physical contest with the teams combining for 29 fouls, 16 by the Chargers and 13 by the Saints.
Hernandez paced the Cliff in shots with seven, followed by Zach Sortino and Nkoghe with three apiece. Hernandez and Nkoghe both had three shots on goal with Nkoghe notching two goals and Hernandez had one. Charlie Enright was credited with the win at keeper for BCU, securing the shutout and notching five saves.
Briar Cliff’s next game will be in Leavenworth, Kansas on Saturday with a 5 p.m. kickoff against St. Mary.
Briar Cliff’s women’s soccer team picked up its first win of the season with a 1-0 win at Presentation on Sunday. Brooke Herbst scored the only goal of the game, off an assist byMakenna Taylor, sending the Chargers to 1-1 on the season and dropping the Saints to 1-1 on the year.
The two teams played a scoreless first half and Herbst found the back of the net at the 55:45 mark for the eventual game-winning goal. Presentation controlled the game offensively, outshooting the Cliff 23-9, but the Charger defense came up big led by Libby Havenridge with eight saves in 90 minutes. The Saints also had a 3-1 edge in corner kicks and the Chargers were whistled for 10 fouls, compared to five for Presentation.
Herbst was the main threat for the Charger offense, attempting four shots with two on goal and the lone goal scored. Adelina Salais took two shots, followed by Megan Glover, Maddie Neal andMakenna Taylor with one apiece. Brittney Cusick led Presentation in shots with eight.
Briar Cliff will be on the road for another doubleheader next weekend, playing at St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas at 3 p.m. on Saturday and at Ottawa at 1 p.m. on Sunday.