Oct. 12, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team clinched the Region IV Champions Division title with an 8-2 victory over Richard J. Daley on Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.
The championship is the first of any kind in program history and extended the Chargers’ winning streak to six games. Sandburg (12-3, 6-1) jumped to a 4-0 lead 27 minutes into the contest.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our guys,” Chargers interim coach Kokou Kaho said. “They came out with a purpose from the start today and made themselves a part of Sandburg history. We’re starting to play our best soccer at just the right time.”
Freshman Jake Kirchoff-Sleet recorded a hat trick and had an assist to lead the Chargers. Freshman Brandyn Murray scored Sandburg’s first two goals, in the seventh and 15th minutes, and also had a pair of assists.
The Chargers also got goals from freshman Malcolm Findley, freshman Lawson Crider and sophomore Francis Fiemawhle. Sophomores Collin Jeffcoat and Gustavo Sarmiento each saw time in net for Sandburg, which has allowed five goals during its six-game winning streak.
The Chargers close the regular season at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Illinois Central. Sandburg opens Region IV tournament play Oct. 19