Aug. 30, 2013
GALESBURG—Freshman Jake Kirchoff-Sleet scored twice and had an assist as the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team beat Indian Hills (Iowa) 4-0 on Friday evening at Kleine Equipment Field for the Chargers’ first victory of the season.
“It’s about time we finally had a complete performance,” Sandburg coach Allen Eskridge said. “We’ve had moments of playing to our potential, but tonight was the first time we put it all together.”
Kirchoff-Sleet opened the scoring in the sixth minute when he took a cross from freshman Carlos Viganoni in the box, turned and knocked in a left-footed shot. Kirchoff-Sleet found sophomore Jesse Bathelt alone in front of the goal a little more than 3 minutes later to give Sandburg (1-2-0) a 2-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the contest.
Freshman Lawson Crider made a centering pass in the 26th minute to Kirchoff-Sleet, who banged home another left-footer for a 3-0 Chargers lead. Sandburg added to its advantage in the 73rd minute as freshman Martin Morales found Crider in the middle of the box to set up Crider’s first goal of the season.
Sophomore starting goalkeeper Collin Jeffcoat and freshmen Jake Hannam and Nicodeme Ngampe combined to preserve the Chargers’ first shutout of the season.
“Our starters came out with great effort and energy, and all of our subs who came on kept it going, especially Joel Kouakou, Diego Suarez and Martin Morales,” Eskridge said.
The Chargers are in action again at noon Monday against Waubonsee at Kleine Equipment Field.