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Briar Cliff
Avila University
Men's Soccer - Sun, Sep. 10, 2017

The Charger men's soccer team dominated the Eagles 6-2 this afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri. Prichard Sibanda buried five goals in the contest, one goal shy of his six goal school record set against Presentation earlier this season. Briar Cliff moved to 4-1 with the victory, while Avila fell to 4-2 on the season.

Sibanda started his scoring explosion early, finding the back of the net in both the ninth and 10th minute off assists from Rodrigo Oliviera. Tyler Krajewski added a goal in the 17th minute off a pass from Sibanda to extend the Charger lead to 3-0 early. Both teams went scoreless the rest of the first half and BCU carried its 3-0 lead into the locker room. Avila came out firing in the second half and cut the Charger lead to 3-1 when Ethan Frances drove home a score off a Christian Bauh assist in the 53rd minute. Sibanda took control of the game at that point and notched a hat-trick between the 62nd and 74th minute. Avila's Jacob Joersz scored the last goal of the contest off a cross from Chris Guldenpfenning in the 76th minute to bring the tally to 6-2.

The Cliff outshot Avilia 20-11 with a 13-6 advantage in shots on goal. The Eagles won the statistical categories of corner kicks (5-2) and saves (7-4). BCU was penalized seven times, while AU was booked for nine fouls and one caution. Avila was caught offsides on three occasions, while Briar Cliff was called offsides twice.

Sibanda found the back of the net five times today and Krajewski was the only other Charger to score. Oliveira led the team in assists with two, while Sibanda was credited with one assist. Sibanda was the best attacker in the match with seven shots (five on goal), followed by Javier Valle with five shots (four on goal) and Oliveira with five shots (one on goal). Charlie Enright was in the goal box for the entire contest, creating four saves and giving up two goals.

Both Joersz and Francis scored for Avila. Bauh and Guldenpfenning each notched one assist for AU. Javier Polermo-Tobar and Joersz were the most productive forwards for the Eagles, each taking two shots with one shot on goal. Patrick Elliot was the losing keeper, going all 90 minutes and giving up six goals to go with seven saves.

Briar Cliff will be back in action on Wednesday night, squaring off with Bellevue. The Chargers and Bruins are scheduled to kickoff at 5 p.m. in Omaha, Nebraska.

 
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