Eutectics Enjoy Two More Wins

Nathan Laramie
Nathan Laramie battles with a
Concordia player.
Photo by Pam Keeven.

The Eutectic men’s soccer team followed up its historic first-ever team win (over St. Louis Christian College on Sept. 15) with a second win on Friday, Sept. 19, at Concordia Seminary. The Eutectics were up 2-0 at the break, but the Preachers answered with two goals in the second half. The score was tied at 2 all with four minutes left on the clock, when the Eutectics managed to get one by the Preacher keeper to secure the win. Eutectic goals came from first-year Ahmad Jacksi, and second-year players Adis Sahbaz and Nathan Laramie with assists from third-year Senir Turan and first-year Naphtali Eke. First-year goalkeeper Aaron Hohenstein had eight saves for the Euts. The win brought the STLCOP record up to 2-3.

Next up was a return game against sports powerhouse Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Despite Hohenstein’s 15 saves, the Euts suffered a 10-0 loss against the Eagles. A week later, at 2-4, the Eutectics travelled to Belleville to play Southwestern Illinois College. Hohenstein had seven saves, but the Euts could not convert any of their six shots on goal, losing 4-0, and dropping their record to 2-5.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, the Eutectic team came up with its third win of the season, defeating Lincoln Christian University, 5-2, in Lincoln, Ill. The field was littered with puddles, but despite the tough playing conditions, the Euts persevered over the Red Lions. The Euts were ahead 3-1 at the half, but the Red Lions made things interesting by finding the net once more in the second half. With 20 minutes remaining, the Eutectics scored two quick back-to-back goals to make it 5-2, then pulled back to defend until time ran out. “It wasn’t pretty, but it was difficult to play on the wet grass field,” head coach Jack Jamieson said. “We’ll take the win, as they were a big, physical, pretty good group of players.” The Eutectic goals came from five different players: Turan, Eke, Sahbaz, Laramie, and third-year Jonathan Orf. Hohenstein had six saves for the Euts.

Now 3-5 for the season, the Eutectics are preparing for their game at Harris-Stowe State University on Thursday, Oct. 16.

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