Rival Region IX Game Ends In A Double Overtime Tie

Rival Region IX Game Ends In A Double Overtime Tie

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Coming off of a tough home loss to Laramie County CC on Wednesday, September 15th, the Plainsmen were looking to regroup as they faced another tough Region IX matchup on the road.  As per a usual rivalry game, the match got off to a hot start with each team scoring a goal early in the match, but that was it.  Neither NJC or the Cougars could manage to get another goal for the remainder of the contest as it ended in a double overtime tie.  Though both teams had scoring opportunities, solid goalkeeping was the name of the game from mintue 30 onward.  The Plainsmen find themselves with a 7-2-1 overall record and a 3-1-1 record in the conference.  As of Monday, September 20th, NJC men's soccer was still ranked at #18 natioanlly.  Next up for the Plainsmen is a rematch against rival Western Nebraska CC on Saturday, October 2nd at 3:30pm, on their home turf.

(Game Recap 9/18) Plainsmen vs. Western Nebraska CC = Tie 1-1

1st Goal - At minute 15, NJC's Dylan Viebrantz-Zavatini was able to beat the WNCC goalkeeper with a solid goal, assisted from Lars Walczyk

WNCC Goal - At minute 30, Vitor Huertas was able to beat goalkeeper on a free kick

Breakdown:  Even with two quick goals in the matchup, neither team was able to score another goal in the remaining minutes of the game.  NJC had a total of 13 shots, in which 12 were on goal.  The Plainsmen also had 7 corner kicks compared to 1 for Western Nebraska.  What was a physical game, NJC recorded 25 fouls with WNCC recording only 6.

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