JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s soccer team picked up its first win of the season Friday afternoon during a two-game road trip in Jamestown, N.D.
The Tigers defeated North Central University 6-0 Saturday afternoon, Sept. 8, before falling to Jamestown College 2-1 in double overtime Sunday afternoon.
Chaz Foss started the scoring and put the eventual game-winning goal in the net Saturday afternoon when he scored just over three minutes into the game off a pass from Nick Sterling. Hugo Gonzalez added a goal less than two minutes later off an assist from Jose Lopez, and Trent Robbins made it 3-0 with just under eight minutes gone from the first half when he scored off a pass from Gonzalez.
Neither team scored again in the first half, but Robbins got the scoring going again in the second at the 56:15 mark when he scored off a pass from Foss. Francois Blasini scored an unassisted goal with just under 20 minutes left to play, and Daniel Iverson scored off an assist from Blasini with four minutes left to play to end the scoring.
Dakota Wesleyan out shot North Central 27-3, including 18-2 in shots on goal. Tiger goalie Manny Paravalos made one save to preserve the shutout – his first at Dakota Wesleyan.
Sunday afternoon, Dakota Wesleyan scored first to take a lead against Jamestown College, but couldn’t find the back of the net again and ended up falling in double overtime. Foss scored the first goal of the game off an assist from Gonzalez 14 minutes into the second half, but the Jimmies tied the game on an unassisted goal at the 74:16 mark. Both teams were scoreless for the remainder of regulation and the first overtime, but Jack Keeling scored with less than a minute to play in the second overtime to give Jamestown the win.
Jamestown had 25 shots to the Tigers’ 15, including a 13-8 edge in shots on goal. Alex Nelson made 11 saves for the Tigers.
Dakota Wesleyan is off until Saturday, Sept. 15, when it travels to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to take on Mount Mercy College. The Tigers also play Clarke University Sunday in Dubuque, Iowa.