Athletic Event

NJCAA Division I National Tournament

Chiefs overwhelmed by third-seeded Yavapai (AZ) in the program's first ever match at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament

Chiefs overwhelmed by third-seeded Yavapai (AZ) in the program's first ever match at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament

Conference: No

Opponent: #3 seed Yavapai College (21-2-3)
0 - 9 (L)

(Prescott, Ariz.) – The debut appearance for Waubonsee Community College’s men’s soccer team at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament did not go how the Chiefs had hoped. Pitted against one of the premier NJCAA soccer programs in the country, Waubonsee was overwhelmed by third-seeded Yavapai (AZ.) College 9-0 in their opening match in Pool C play. The 10th seeded Chiefs play again tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14 against sixth-seeded Mercer County (NJ) Community College (19-3-1) beginning at 3:30 p.m. (CDT).

The Chiefs (17-5-1), playing in the program’s first ever match in the 12-team National Tournament, were out shot by the host school 29-9 overall. The seven-time National Champion Roughriders, making the program’s 20th appearance in the National Tournament, recorded 14 shots on goal compared to just two for Waubonsee.

The Roughriders (22-2-3) scored four times in the first half to take control of the match. Yavapai got on the board seven minutes into the game and tacked on goals in the 21st, 27th and 42nd minutes of the first period. Yavapai then capped off the rout with five second half goals, scoring four times in the first 10 minutes of the second period. The home team registered a ninth goal in the 85th minute to complete the scoring. Seven different Roughriders scored goals, including a pair each by Angel Lugan and Alexander Guadron, his 26th and 27th goals of the season.

The other first round matches on the day featured top-seeded St. Louis (MO.) Community College (23-0-0) edging 12th seeded Illinois Central College in Pool A action 1-0. In Pool B second-seeded Schoolcraft (MI.) College (16-0-0) beat 11th seeded Kansas City-Kansas Community College by a 2-0 score. Defending National Champion, fourth-seeded Tyler (TX.) Junior College (20-2-0), knocked off ninth-seeded Louisburg (NC.) College in Pool D action 3-0. Additional second round, pool play matches scheduled for tomorrow include Illinois Central College (10-9-2) against eighth-seeded Pima (AZ.) Community College (17-4-3), Kansas City-Kansas Community College (16-4-1) versus seventh-seeded Monroe (NY.) College (12-1-2), and Louisburg (NC.) College (16-6-0) taking on fifth-seeded Indian Hills (IA.) Community College (17-2-0). The four pool play winners will advance to the Final Four, beginning on Friday, November 17.