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MEN'S SOCCER: Cardinals defeat Timberwolves 2-1

9/14/21

North Idaho College men's soccer team defeated Blue Mountain Community College 2-1 as Braden Bennett scored twice to put the Cards on top Saturday, September 11. Eleven minutes in, the Cardinals drew a foul in the left flank. Griffin Teuber stepped up to the ball and served it into Braden Bennett at the far post for the 1-0 lead.

The Timberwolves leveled the game in the 36th minute though when Sergio Varela put away a loose ball from inside the six and shifted the momentum for the remainder of the half. The Cardinals' Stuart Heringer had a couple of big saves to keep the game tight as the half wound down. Right at the start of the second half though, Bennett struck again. This time he caught a Timberwolf back with a big touch. Bennett took one touch away and buried it on the second touch. The Cardinals had a handful of chances to score again throughout the half, and defended relentlessly as time ran out. Though the Timberwolves had a 7-5 shots on goal advantage, Heringer’s six saves bested Blue Mountain’s Pedaggi’s three saves for the win. 

The Cardinals are now 2-0 in league play, 6-0 overall and lead the league in goals and are second in lowest goals against average. Goalkeeper Stuart Heringer is second in saves and tied for third lowest goals against average.  Bennett is currently second in goals scored. As a team, NIC’s outscored their opponents 20-1 to open the season. 

The Cardinals travel to Wenatchee Valley to take on the Knights on September 22 at 4:15 p.m.

 


More Information

Men’s Soccer Head Coach Ken Thompson
(208) 676-7157 or ken.thompson@nic.edu

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