PORTLAND, Ore. – With first place in the Cascade Conference on the line, it was the 25th-ranked Concordia Cavaliers who reigned victorious, defeating the Evergreen Geoducks, 2-0, in a CCC men’s soccer match on Tuesday evening at Hilken Community Stadium in Portland, Ore.
The Cavaliers got on the board in the 21st minute as Septi Danciu fed in a ball to the far post, allowing Sam Carmichael to finish the play for the goal. Evergreen continued to fight for the remainder of the period as the Geoducks trailed by just one heading into the break.
Concordia doubled the lead in the 52nd minute as Gerrit Hamann corralled the ball as it bounced around the box, putting it past Collin Harlow (Kirkland, Wash./Shoreline CC) for the score. Both teams kept pressing on offense but neither squad would manage a score the rest of the way as CU earned the win.
Concordia held a 15-7 advantage on shots, also earning six corners, compared with just two for the Geoducks. Harlow, the defending CCC Defensive Player of the Week, made four saves for the green and white while Arne Niermann made a pair of saves to collect the shutout for the Cavs.
Despite the loss, the Geoducks remain in sole possession of second place in the conference standings after Warner Pacific defeated Northwest, 1-0, earlier in the day.
Evergreen will look to get back into the win column on Saturday afternoon when they head north to take on Northwest in a match scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Kirkland, Wash.