|Park (Mo.) (1-1)||1||1||2|
|Graceland University ( 1-1-1)||1||2||3|
|1||29:24||Abraham De Anda (Graceland University)|
|1||33:11||Juan Carlos Salazar (Park (Mo.))|
|2||52:39||Isaias De La Torre (Park (Mo.))|
|2||52:52||Joachim Kikuni (Graceland University)|
|2||78:10||Jorge Morales Reyes (Graceland University)|
|Park (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Graceland University|
|2 Players (#5,#19) - 1||Goals||3 Players - 1|
|3 Players - 1||Assists||#3 Zack Ferrara - 1|
|#7 Daniel Jackson - 3||Shots||#7 Robert Turk - 3|
|#1 Thalu Masindi - 4||Saves||#0 Dylan Deason - 6|
|Park (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Graceland University|
|12 (8)||Shots (on goal)||16 (7)|
LAMONI, IA - Graceland University men's soccer team picked up their first victory of the season over Park University. The Jackets won 3-2.
Graceland and Park played a physical game back-and-forth. With 16 minutes to play in the first half, Zack Ferrara dribbled up the right side of the field. He worked to the endline, slotting the ball back towards the top of the 18-yard box to Abraham De Anda. Graceland led 1-0.
Park didn't fold and battled back hard. The Pirates evened the contest in the 33rd minute of the contest. With the ball deep in the Jackets end, a poor clearance gave Park an extra chance that was capitalized on. The score now 1-1. PU pressed hard in the final minutes taking three more shots. At halftime, the contest was tied 1-1.
After the break, in the 57th minute, Park tabbed a corner kick. Adeeb Qaisi played a ball to Joao Moreira who found Isaias De La Torre for the goal. Park took the lead 2-1. Not 30 seconds later, Graceland's Joachim Kikuni went on a break down the field. PU's keeper came out, as Kikuni chipped the ball over the keeper to even the slate at 2-2.
The two teams worked back and forth for the next 15 minutes. With the ball deep in Park's half, a bad clearance landed at the feet of Jorge Morales Reyes.
Graceland totaled 16 shots, putting seven on target. Park posted 12 shots, sending eight on frame. Ferrara and Kikuni both marked two shots on goal in the contest. Dylan Deason tabbed six saves in the match.
Graceland University will next play on the road at Doane University at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6.
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