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Eagles Men’s Soccer Scores Five Second Half Goals

15 October 2017  
Embry Riddle Eagles freshman defender Simon Jensen celebrates after scoring the first goal of the day against Sierra Nevada College at home on Saturday, October 14th, in Prescott, Arizona. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham

Eagles Men's Soccer Scores Five Goals In Second Half for Third Straight Win

PRESCOTT- Following a scoreless first half, the Embry Riddle Eagles men’s soccer team broke through against Sierra Nevada College three minutes into the second half on a goal by Simon Jensen at home on Saturday, October 14th, and continued the attack to win the match 5-0.

“We struggled in the first half and then when we got the goal we just let loose,” Jensen said. “We played well and just kept going all along, being professional.”

Following the goal by Jensen, the Eagles would receive two goals apiece from Nicholas Goldstein and Grant Row to seal the victory.

“As the game goes on, they (Sierra Nevada College) start getting tired and things start opening up,” Eagles head coach Dan Balaguero said. “We had a lot of late chances and we finished those.”

Even with the margin of victory, the Eagles had an issue finding momentum for a good portion of the game. However, the team showed their resiliency.

“I don’t think we played well, we struggled for most of the game,” Balaguero said. “It’s a good sign when you’re not happy and you went 5-0.”

Junior goalkeeper Jake Hutto spent the entire 90 minutes in goal for Embry Riddle, saving all three chances.

Now having won six of their last seven games, five contests remain in the regular season for the Embry Riddle Eagles (8-5, 6-1 CALPAC) who place second in the conference standings. Embry Riddle hits the road Friday, October 20th, for a matchup against La Sierra University at 12:00 pm.