The Plainsmen soccer team had a successful southern Colorado trip this past week adding another two wins to their overall and Region IX record. To top off the excitement of a 7 game winning streak, Northeastern also finds themselves ranked #18 nationally in the NJCAA D1 men's soccer division. As NJC continues their hot play, more records are being set. Starting off the season with a 7-1 record and a 3-0 Region IX record is the programs best in its history. Freshman Harry Reed out of England has also scored 7 goals this season, which is good enough for 5th in the country in NJCAA D1.
(Game Recap 9/10) Plainsmen vs. Trinidad State College = Won 3-2
Trinidad Goal - At minute 11, a goal from 25' out beats the Northeastern goalkeeper to equalize the match
Trinidad Goal - At minute 25, a Trojan player found himself in a dangerous position to recover a rebound from a long goal shot and was able to tap in a goal
2nd Goal - At minute 72, a penalty shot was converted for a goal by Jared Marciel
Breakdown: Trinidad came out firing on all cylinders with a lot of energy throughout the first half going up 2-1. Momunetum shifted in the second half with a couple adjustments from the coaching staff to overload the pitch, which had a favorable outcome. Coach Vang was quoted saying, "I am pleased with the adjustments the lads made during the match. Flat play in the first half followed by energetic play allowed for the Plainsmen bench to come up big and lead us to victory. Couldn't be more happy for the lads and the winning streak they are currently on." Both NJC and the Trojans recorded 5 shots on goal respectively.
(Game Recap 9/11) Plainsmen vs. Otero College = Won 3-0
3rd Goal - At minute 70, Santiago Hemmerling intercepts a ball to lead the attack for Plainsmen, finds a gap to pass to Harry Reed who slips the ball in past goalkeeper for his second goal of the match
Breakdown: After a very aggressive attack and solid defense, the Plainsmen found themselves up 2-0 at halftime. This took pressure off of NJC and allowed them to play a more comfortable attack for the second half which resulted in another goal scored and a clean sheet. Forward Harry Reed said "I was absolutely delighted to beat a tough Otero team and record two goals. Our team played very well together today and am thankful it allowed me to have the kind of game I did. Overall, a great win and team effort, it's very exciting to be in the position we are in." NJC recorded 13 shots on goal while the Rattlers only had 10 shots on goal.