Nighthawk Men Stumble In District Semifinal

The National Park College (NPC) Nighthawk men’s soccer team (12-2-3) ended its season Friday in the NJCAA Central District semifinal, falling to the St. Louis Community College Archers, 3-1.

Battling windy weather, both the Nighthawks and Archers struggled establish their respective offenses early. St. Louis Community College broke the stalemate at the 14-minute mark, taking a 1-0 lead that would hold for the remainder of the first half.

Early into the second half, sophomore left back Patrick Chan (Sydney, Australia) scored the equalizer, knotting the match at 1-1. St. Louis Community College struck again at the 74-minute mark, taking the lead for good. Held in check by the Archers’ defense, NPC managed just one more shot on goal down the stretch, but was unable to even the score. With three minutes remaining, the Archers iced the match with a goal on a penalty kick to end NPC’s historic season.

Sophomore goalkeeper Evan Stafford (Cape Coral, Florida) amassed two saves in the loss for NPC.

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