Men's Soccer - Regional Champs, Again!

The OCU men's soccer team did it again.  They won the Mid-East Regional Tournament which gives them an automatic bid to the National Tournament.

The OCU men's soccer team did it again.  They won the Mid-East Regional Tournament which gives them an automatic bid to the National Tournament.  The men had to get through a familiar foe, Johnson Bible College, to punch their ticket to the National Tournament.

Before the final, the men had to get past Kentucky Christian University, a team they have not lost to in three years.  One minute and 2 seconds into the game the men would continue their dominance against KCU when Kevin Street scored from an assist from Dave Blamo.  The two players would link again soon there after to make it 2-0 and OCU would not look back.  Before the half, Jorge Aldalla hit a shot from the far left of the field about 25 yards deep.  He bent it into the far post of the goal to give OCU a 3-0 lead before half.  "It was one of those goals where you just watch and sit there with your jaw open.  It was something you would see on Sportscenter", mentioned Coach Murton.  Stu Hostetter and Josh Slone would finish up the scoring in the second half for OCU as they won 5-1.

On October 30th, the OCU men played Johnson Bible in the final.  They didn't start out as fast as they did against KCU, but they still put their stamp on the region by holding possession and dominating JBC on corners and shots.  Scoring for the men were Kevin Street with 2 (4 for the weekend), Dave Blamo, Jorge Aldalla and Josh Slone.  Steven Fabian was in keep for the shut out, his 6th of the year.

OCU next faces the #3 seed, Manhattan Christian College in the first round of the national tournament.  Manhattan is a familiar foe.  OCU surprised the #2 seed last year in the first round 1-0 in double over time.  The men travel to Florida next week and the tournament schedule will be posted soon.  CCSN website (http://ccsnonline.com) will also be televising some of the games.  We will keep you posted on whether or not OCU will be televised.