Spartans Get Shutout Win on Senior Day

Oct 20, 2018

Box Score

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque men’s soccer team closed out their home schedule for the 2018 season with an impressive 2-0 win over Buena Vista University.

Dubuque, Univ. of 2, Buena Vista 0

How It Happened
-In just the fourth minute of action, Axel Aaman lifted a beautiful cross pass from about 40 yards out into the box, where it found the head of Noah Clarke for the header into the net and the quick 1-0 Spartan lead.
-The Spartans tacked on another goal just five minutes later when Noah Clarke tapped a free kick to Dominik Chece, who hooked it in to the top, right corner of the net from 20 yards out.
-The Beavers had their best scoring chance of the first half in the 44th minute when they had a free kick from about 25 yards out but it curved just left of the net.
-In the first half with the wind at their back, the Spartans outshot the Beavers 14-6.
-UD almost scored quicker in the second half than they did in the first half, but Dominik Chece’s header off of Chris Rigby’s corner sailed just over the net.
-The Spartans had a counter attack in the 60th minute that lead to a UD corner bot it amounted to nothing in the end.
-In the 80th minute, Daniel Bacskai had a wide open shot at the net from 12 yards out but it was deflected away from the net at the last second by a Beaver defender.

For the Spartans
Goalie: Brandon White – 90:00, 0 GA, 7 Saves
Scorers: Noah Clarke (4’), Dominik Chece (10’)

For the Beavers
Goalie: Manuel Aguilar: 90:00, 2 GA, 4 Saves

-With the win, the Spartans slim chance to qualify for the American Rivers Conference Tournament stays alive

Up Next
The Spartans close out the season on Tuesday when they play Luther at 7:30 p.m. in Decorah.