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Carroll College soccer teams sweep Northwest Christian

Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-23 19:49:41-04

(Editor’s note: Carroll College athletics release)

EUGENE, Ore. — The seniors connected when it mattered most.

Carroll College’s men’s soccer team pulled out a 2-1 overtime win over Northwest Christian on Saturday in Eugene, Oregon.

Senior forward Jose Porras found the game-winning goal of a header in the 100th minute. Porras finished a volley from senior midfielder Alessio Georgiades off a corner.

The goal gave Carroll (3-3, 2-2) the victory in sudden-death overtime.

Goal scoring came late in the match, as both sides drew blood in the second half. Northwest struck first with a goal in the 63rd minute.

The Saints answered in the 68th minute when Kyle Thomson put a rebound away from about 10 yards out to knot the game at one.

Once in overtime, it was the Saints who took advantage.

Carroll goalkeeper Kaden Connor made four saves on the night.

The Saints outshot Northwest 20-12, including a 7-6 margin with shots on goal.

Carroll returns home for two games in Nelson Stadium next weekend as the Saints host Multnomah and Warner Pacific.

The Carroll College Saints swapped goals with Northwest Christian, and then uncorked three consecutive to take a 4-1 victory on Saturday evening in Eugene, Oregon.

McKenna Payne scored first for the Saints, netting a 22-yard free kick into the right corner in the 11th minute.

The Saints (3-5-1, 2-0-1) held that 1-0 margin until the second half.

Northwest Christian scored the equalizer in the 52nd minute.

Talya Vaira gave the Saints the lead for good. The senior scored on a 25-yard shot that settled into the top left corner of the net.

Then, Payton Netz struck twice on headers set up by — who else — Vaira in the 62nd and 68th minute.

Saints goalkeeper Devan Murfitt made seven saves on the day.

Carroll closed its weekend with a 2-0 record on the road.

The Saints host Multnomah and Warner Pacific on Sept. 28 and 29.