Sioux City, Iowa. The Morningside Mustangs Men’s Soccer team beat their crosstown rivals Briar Cliff (Iowa, 11-7-2) in an intense Great Plains Athletic Conference semi-final and advance to the championship game against the nationally ranked regular season champion Hastings College.
A total of 8 SOCCERSHIPS players on the Mustang’s roster can celebrate the win over Briar Cliff, where SOCCERSHIPS player Jonas Reinke is a freshman. The game winning goal was a co-production of two SOCCERSHIPS players, who had a great impact on the Mustang’s recent success. Julius Fassbinder (Sophomore, Freiburg, Germany) received a free kick from Junior defender Pascal Kutschera (Landsberg, Germany) and assisted the game winning goal with a nice cross in the 74th minute.
Briar Cliff outshot the Mustangs with 22-6 and 7-2 shots on goal after the Mustangs were a man down as Murat Turan was sent off with a red card in the 34th minute. With a great defensive effort the Mustangs were able to keep the Chargers off the board.
The championship game against Hastings College will be played on Friday, November, 9th. It is the first time since 2009 that the Morningside Mustangs play the GPAC championship game.
“A great night but the red card situation in the first half put us in a hole with a good amount of time remaining.”
– Morningside Mustangs Head Coach Tom Maxon.
Full article on the Morningside Mustangs Website.
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