Sept. 25, 2013
GALESBURG—Freshman Lawson Crider scored two goals, including one of two penalty kicks for the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team, in the Chargers’ 4-0 victory over Heartland on Wednesday at Kleine Equipment Field.
Crider opened the scoring when he put home a cross from sophomore Jesse Bathelt in the fifth minute for the only goal of the first half. He then converted a penalty kick in the 50th minute after Heartland (5-6-0) was whistled for a handball in the box.
Moments after entering the contest, freshman Carlos Viganoni blasted home a rebound in the 61st minute for a 3-0 lead, and sophomore Diego Suarez converted a penalty kick in the 82nd minute after he was taken down in the box to complete the scoring.
Freshman Jake Hannam made seven saves to preserve the shutout for Sandburg (7-3-0), which won for the sixth time in its last seven contests and posted its fourth shutout of the season.
“It wasn’t our best performance, but we did everything we had to do to win,” Chargers coach Allen Eskridge said. “Jake Kirchoff-Sleet made some really nice runs for us in the first half, and that’s what really turned the match in our favor. And our back line came up with a great effort for us to get the shutout.”
Sandburg returns to Region IV Champions Division action when it plays at Moraine Valley at noon Saturday. The Chargers’ next home contest is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 against Kishwaukee.
Lawson Crider Jake Hannam