The Colorado College men’s soccer team is nationally ranked after a big weekend of soccer here in Colorado Springs. The Tigers are ranked 24th in the nation after a 5-1 win against George Fox University and a hard-fought 1-0 win against Kean University.
George Fox University was completely outclassed by the Tigers with goals from Andrew Worthington, Stewart Beezly, Hunter Martinez, Seth Newbie, and Kilian Morales-Coskran, who scored his first collegiate goal. Christian Wolf provided two assists and was on hand after the game to discuss the quality of the win.
“We played really well as a team and are starting to become a cohesive unit,” said Wolf. “The quality of the goals and we are really happy to get the result.” All of the goals were beautiful, but the cream of the crop came from Hunter Martinez, who dummied the ball through his legs and found himself in on goal.
After beating the keeper one-on-one, Martinez gathered the ball and scored with an audacious backheel that would have made Neymar proud. The Tigers then took the field the next day in a tough match up against Kean College.
The Tigers struggled to break through in the first half after controlling a large amount of the possession. The breakthrough finally happened after Brandon Ogilvie pounced on Trevor Houghton’s volley. It was the senior’s first goal this year and looks to be the first of many.
The Tigers had to deal with a 97-minute lighting delay, which affected performance. Still, the Tigers were able absorb Kean University’s pressure and keep a clean sheet in a season defining win. The Tiger will look to build on this momentum and continue their three-game winning streak this weekend at home on Saturday against Centenary College and on Sunday against Concordia College.