For the second year in a row, the STLCC men's soccer team is headed back to the NJCAA National Men's Soccer Tournament. The Archers took home more hardware on Saturday, November 3, by defeating Illinois Central College for the Central District Championship. At the seven minute mark, Brandon Burton opened the scoring on a setup by Ryan Khedoo. The score remained 1-0 until 63:00, when Ricky Turcis found the back of the net on a corner kick by Ricardo Navia. Noah Vezzu gave the Archers extra insurance with a goal at 77:00 on Ryan Khedoo's second assist of the match. Goalkeeper Liam Gibbs made six saves in the 3-0 shutout, including a first half save on a PK.
With Saturday's win against ICC, STLCC improves to 18-3 on the season. The Archers have now won back-to-back Reigon XVI and Central District Championships. The NJCAA National Men's Soccer Tournament will take place Monday, November 12 - Saturday, November 17 in Daytona Beach, FL, with pool play taking place Monday through Wednesday. The Archers will open pool play at 1:30pm CST on Monday, November 12 against #3 Barton Community College. More information about the upcoming tournament can be found at http://njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2018-19/div1/national_championship/index