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MEN'S SOCCER: Crafty midfield leads to calm finishing win on the road


The North Idaho College men's soccer team picked up another win Saturday, April 24 but this time it was on the road at Wenatchee Valley College.

The Cardinals went down early 1-0 when Alonso Hernandez controlled a free kick from Hector Solorio and put the Knights up in the 21st minute. Minutes later, Tristen McMahan made a diving save to stop a free kick that bent over the wall. The Cardinals had their chances too, most notably Ethan Williams’s bending half volley from about 28 yards out that Knight goalkeeper Ty Miller had to tip over the bar from out of the upper left corner. The Cardinals were still behind at the half. 

In the 60th minute, the Cardinals gained possession on the right side of the field and played forward into Greyden Lee’s feet. Lee connected to Williams who played Andrew Abalan. Abalan played a first time diagonal dime to Will Kokernak who drove the line and cut it back to Lee for the equalizer. Five minutes later, Ethan Williams turned the Knights’ defense twice and found Abalan above the six. Abalan’s shot was deflected upward, but Kokernak outjumped a pack of Knights and headed the ball to the far post as Lee outjumped his mark to head home the gamewinner. The final score was 2-1 as the Cardinals won for the second time this week.

The men's soccer team plays at the Community College of Spokane on Saturday, May 1 at 5:15 p.m.

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Men’s Soccer Head Coach Ken Thompson
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