Men's Soccer

MEN'S SOCCER: Cardinals fail to finish

10/02/2017

The Cardinals dominated shots on goal and possession over the weekend but failed to convert on their opportunities and came home with a loss and a tie. On Friday, the Cardinals took a lead over Blue Mountain in the 2nd minute with Cade Roske scoring on a pass from Shane Gillette. Two minutes later, he scored again, but the referees ruled him offside on the play. In the fifth minute, Cardinal center back Travis Williams collided with another player on a corner kick and suffered a season ending injury. Late in the first half, Blue Mountain countered and earned a penalty kick. Giovanni Madrigal tied the game, and the score at the half was 1-1 despite the Cardinals creating several opportunities on goal. The Cardinals continued to create opportunities in the second half but still failed to score a second goal. The Timberwolves did put one away though, with Anthony Carillo scoring to make it 2-1, and they fought tooth and nail to protect the lead. The Timberwolves earned five yellow cards over the remaining eighteen minutes, with physical play in front of the Blue Mountain goal. Adolfo Bedolla made 14 saves for Blue Mountain,  and Luis Hernandez and Tanner Sayer combined for 3 saves over the course of the game for the Cardinals.

On Saturday, the men faced the Treasure Valley Community College Chukars with mildly better results. After going down on a goal by Hadir Saad, the Cardinals tied it up with Oscar Padilla turning the corner and finding Cade Roske who tied the match at 1-1. The Chukars went up 2-1 in the 27th minute, this time on an own goal by the Cardinals as they tried to clear a Chukar cross away from the goal. Omar Hernandez tied it early in the second half when a corner kick bounced out above the penalty area. Hernandez hit a rocket into the upper right corner of the goal that ricocheted off the post and went into the back of the net. Again, the Cardinals created several goal scoring opportunities to no avail, and the men came away with an unsatisfying 2-2 tie. The Chukars’s Flavio Betancourt made twelve saves, while Hernandez and Sayer combined for two saves.

The Cardinals play Spokane at home on Wednesday, October 4, at 4:15pm as part of Homecoming festivities.


More Information
Head Men's Soccer Coach, Ken Thompson
(208) 676-7157 or Ken.Thompson@nic.edu