Men's soccer falls in national title bid

Monday, November 25, 2013


In its first-ever National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Opening Round game, Corban's nationally-ranked men's soccer team fell to No. 8-ranked Concordia-Irvine, 4-0, Saturday Nov. 23 at Al Barbour Field on the campus of Biola University.
"Today's result was disappointing, as we felt that we could come out on top when the day began," said head coach Aaron Lewis. "Concordia-Irvine did a great job of getting at us quickly and made the most of their opportunities."
Despite the result, Corban closed out the 2013 season tied for the fewest losses in program history with the Warriors also finishing in the Top 10 in the NAIA in goals allowed per game with an average of 0.74.
Due to Corban's magical season in which six team records – fewest goals allowed (14), lowest Goals Against Average (0.74), most shutouts (13), highest winning percentage (0.850), fewest losses (2), and most consecutive games without a loss (12) – were either tied or broken, the Warriors will celebrate at Disneyland, The Happiest Place on Earth, before coming home.

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  • The men's soccer team huddles for prayer before the start of the opening round of the NAIA Men's Soccer National Tournament on Nov. 23.

  • Corban freshman Nathaniel Cheney fights to keep the ball during the NAIA national playoff tournament on Nov. 23.

  • Corban freshman Arsinio Walker defends the ball against two Concordia-Irvine players during the NAIA National Men's Soccer Playoffs on Nov. 23.

  • Men's soccer supporters cheer on the Warrior's during the NAIA National Men's Soccer Playoffs on Nov. 23.

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