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Cincinnati State earns key victory in OCCAC over Owens

Toledo, OH-- Bouncing back after a tough 2-0 loss to rival Schoolcraft on Saturday, the Cincinnati State Surge defeated conference rival Owens 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Cincinnati State, who took the regular season series with the Express, found themselves down 1-0 after Ahmad Jarrar scored at the 10:49 mark. Seconds later, Surge freshman Mohammed Thiaw answered, taking a pass from Trae Collins and finding the back of the net at 11:09.

The two teams remained in a deadlock until the 60th minute when Cincinnati State defenseman Brad Schluter scored off a penalty kick to put the Surge up 2-1. Reigning conference "Player of the Week" Tyler Gumbert gave the Surge a two goal cushion in the 81st as Cincinnati State went on to beat Owens for the seventh straight meeting dating back to October of 2012.

Seeing his first action of the season between the pipes, goalie Tom Ingram stopped 5 of 6 Owens shot attempts to earn his first victory.

"Tom had a commanding presence today. He brings a intimidating physicality to the game," Head Coach Mike Combs said. "As a team, we had a great collective effort. It is encouraging to see this group show signs of coming together in a big game on the road."

With today's result, the Surge improve to 2-0 in the conference and 6-2 overall. Owens falls to a 1-2 conference mark and 4-2-1 on the season.

Ranked No. 7 in the NJCAA national poll, the Surge return home next Saturday against Lakeland. The match will be held at the Xavier University Soccer Complex at 1 pm.

 

 

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Surge comeback to beat Lake Michigan

Cincinnati State came back to beat Lake Michigan Community College in regional play thanks to second half goals from Tyler Gumbert, Trae Collins and Grant Geigle on Sunday.

 

For the Surge, the victory marked the third straight win by a one goal margin.

 

Lake Michigan opened the scoring early as  forward Andre Burgess broke away after intercepting a pass from Surge defender Madifing Conde and chipping the ball passed goalie Quentin Perez. Lake Michigan continued to be the more aggressive team in the first half and finally cashed in the 44th minute when Carniggia Johnson scored to make it 2-0.

 

“We did not play with any cohesion or chemistry in the first half,” Head Coach Mike Combs said. “I was disappointed with the over all effort to start the game.”

 

In danger of being upset by the winless Lake Michigan team, Cincinnati State answered with three goals in a 12 minute span. Tyler Gumbert scored his team leading 4th goal of the season in the 65th. 6 minutes later, Trae Collins would score his 1st goal of the season scoring off a pass from Juwon Akintunde to tie the game. Defender Grant Geigle delivered the eventual game winner in the 77th, scoring on a loose ball infront of the Lake Michigan net.

“In the second half, you could see the work ethic and we were rewarded for it,” Combs said. “As a team, we were extremely fortunate we were able to come back and get the result today.”

 

Winners of 4 straight games, Cincinnati State improved to 5-1-0 overall and remain undefeated with a 4-0 record in Region XII play. The Surge travel to face rival Schoolcraft College on Saturday in Livonia, MI followed by Sunday’s match against conference rival Owens in Toledo, OH.

 

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Brad Schluter ties game; Cosmos Okeke wins it for Surge in overtime

Cincinnati, OH -- In Saturday's match featuring two regional tournament teams from a year ago, Cincinnati State beat Muskegon 4-3 in extra time.

Cincinnati State generated numerous scoring chances in the first half but were unable to hit the target. The Surge took 13 shot attempts in the first stanza but only found the target on 3 occasions as the score remained 0-0 at the break. 

The Surge finally broke through in the 52nd as Cosmos Okeke scored on a cross from Juwon Akintunde. Muskegon's Edgar Alvarez evened the score in the 67th, dribbling past Surge goalkeeper Quentin Perez and chipping the ball into the open net. Battling through a ankle injury, Tyler Gumbert delivered a 12 yard strike to the back of the net in the 68th on a pass from Noah Kiser. 

"Noah had not seen much time. He gave us a much needed shot in the arm offensively and showed a lot of confidence out there," Head Coach Mike Combs said. 

Muskegon responded again in the 76th as defender Adrian Breseno contributed on the offensive end with his first goal of the season. Edgar Alvarez gave Muskegon a 3-3 lead in the 84th, taking a pass from teammate John Weller and beating Perez for his second goal of the game. 

In danger of losing their first match at home this season, Brad Schluter gave the Surge new life scoring on a free kick from 40 yards to tie the game at 3-3. 

Playing in their second overtime game in as many weekends, Okeke emerged as the hero, scoring his second goal of the contest in the 99th minute, capitalizing on a loose ball in front of the Muskegon net.

"I give credit to Muskegon for hanging on and pushing us to the brink. Having said that, we have to be more consistent," Combs said. "We need to help ourselves by putting teams away early. I expect our energy and intensity to be higher from this point forward."

With the win, the No. 7 ranked Surge improved to 4-1-0 on the season with a 3-0 mark in regional play. Muskegon remains winless, dropping to 0-2 in the region and 0-5 overall.

The Surge host Lake Michigan on Sunday at 1 pm. The match will be held at Walnut Hills High School.

Watch footage of Brad Schluter’s goal to force OT and Cosmos Okeke’s game winning goal.

Cincinnati State hangs on to beat rival Owens in first OCCAC action of the season

Cincinnati, OH - In the first Ohio Community College Athletic Conference match for both teams, Cincinnati State defeated Owens 2-1 on Wednesday night.

In a game featuring last year's regional finalist teams, the Owens Express generated early scoring chances, striking the post twice in the first 25 minutes of play. Surge goalkeeper Quentin Perez made key three saves on strikes from inside the box to keep the score knotted at 0-0.

In the 27th minute, the Cincinnati State's Mohamed Thiaw capitalized on an Express turnover. The 6'2 freshman broke away from the Owens defense, taking a misplayed ball and chipping it past the keeper to give the Surge a 1-0 lead. Tyler Gumbert gave the Surge a 2-0 lead in the 43rd by dribbling past two Owens defenders and delivering a 12 yard strike to the back of the net. 

After drawing a Surge foul, Owens forward Ahmad Jarrar delivered the only Express goal in the 46th with a 15 yard direct kick. Jarrar would have a chance to tie the game in the 88th from the same spot but his shot was blocked by a wall of Cincinnati State defenders. 

"Tonight was a big result for us with regards to the conference standings," Head Coach Mike Combs said. "It was a very well played match and the first big win for the freshmen on our team. We responded to the pressure and executed when we needed to."

With the loss, Owens falls to 1-1-0 overall.

Cincinnati State, which is currently ranked No. 7 in the NJCAA national poll, improves to 3-1-0 overall with a 2-0 mark in Region XII play.

The Surge host Muskegon Community College at home on Saturday. The game will be held at the University of Cincinnati Soccer Complex at 2 pm.

 

 

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SOCCER S BALL LOGOThe Surge earned their first OCCAC win of 2014 with a 2-1 victory over rival Owens on Wednesday.

Surge open 2014 with 4-2 win over Ancilla

Cincinnati, OH – Opening the season at home, Cincinnati State defeated Ancilla College (IN) by a score of 4-2 on Saturday afternoon.

 

Tyler Gumbert, a sophomore from Anderson, opened the Surge scoring in the 15th minute. Gumbert received a back heal pass from Mohamed Thiaw and delivered a strike to the back of the Ancilla net. Thiaw would cash in with a goal of his own in the 44th to give the Surge a 2-0 lead at the break.

 

Freshman forward Javier Meneses-Wallace put the Surge up 3-0 in the 52nd.

 

“We got off to a solid start offensively,” Head Coach Mike Combs said. “Once we got up three, we kind of sat back and let Ancilla back into the game. We will learn from it.”

 

Ancilla generated 5 of their 8 shots on net in the second half, finding the back of the net for the first time in the 55thminute. Cincinnati State’s Juwon Akintunde halted the Charger comeback with a strike to put the Surge back up by 3 goals. Ancilla’s Zahir Martinez scored in the 86th but it would be too little too late for a Charger comeback as Ancilla fell to 0-1-0 on the season.

 

Cincinnati State, which is currently ranked No. 7 in the NJCAA, take its 1-0-0 record on the road next weekend. The Surge take on CCBC-Essex on Saturday in Baltimore, MD followed by Sunday’s match against Southern Maryland.

 

 

For complete statistics of today’s match against Ancilla, visit - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2014-15/div1/boxscores/20140823_4pj5.xml

 

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Freshman forward Mohamed Thiaw picked up a goal and assist in Cincinnati State's 4-2 victory over Ancilla.

Nine departing sophomores to play at 4-year programs

After a successful run to the 2013 NJCAA Div. I National Soccer Tournament, nine departing sophomores have made their decisions on where to continue their athletic and academic endeavors.

Liam Doyle, a midfielder from the Isle of Man, was the first Cincinnati State player to commit to a school, choosing Ohio State University. Doyle finished the 2013 season as the team leader in points and was selected as an NSCAA & NJCAA All-American. He was also named to the NJCAA National Tournament Team, the All-Region 1st Team, the All-OCCAC 1st Team and the NSCAA All-Ohio 1st Team. He currently has maintained a 3.5+ gpa and will graduate from Cincinnati State this spring.

Forwards Brad Gale & Kevin Walker, who combined for 27 goals and 11 assists in 2013, will also play at the NCAA Div. I level. Gale, an international student from England, will play at the University of Louisville, a perennial power in the American Athletic Conference. After sorting through multiple offers from numerous Div. I programs, Walker, a Colerain High School product, committed to the University of South Carolina. A transfer, Walker just completed his first semester at Cincinnati State with a 3.75 gpa. At the conclusion of the season, Walker was named the OCCAC "Offensive Player of the Year." Gale was an All-OCCAC 1st Team selection.

Midfielder Kyle Grothaus, a Milford High School graduate, accepted an offer from Bowling Green University. This past season, Grothaus led the Surge in scoring with 15 goals. Grothaus was named to the NSCAA All-Ohio 1st Team & All-OCCAC 1st Team. In the classroom, Kyle earned a 3.3+ gpa and made the Dean's List this past semester. Kyle has already transferred to Bowling Green and will begin classes in January.

After holding opponents to 0.81 goals against average and 7 shutouts, defenders Austin Klueh, Michael Anthony, Billy Whitcomb and Tucker Beerman have finalized their plans on where to play next season.

Klueh, a 6'3 defender from Loveland, will play for the Thundering Herd of Marshall University. Klueh was an All- OCCAC 1st Team selection, a 1st Team All-Region selection, and a member of the NSCAA All-Ohio 1st Team. Klueh finished with a 3.9+ gpa while in the "Honor's Program" at Cincinnati State. Klueh will begin taking classes at Marshall this spring.

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Xenia Christian graduate Michael Anthony has committed to Montreat College, a NAIA member school which competes in the Appalachian Athletics Conference. At Cincinnati State, Michael earned a 3.5+ gpa and will graduate at the conclusion of the spring semester. He is a student ambassador and a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. Michael has earned numerous academic awards including the Academic Achievement & Effort Award, Dean's List (twice) and Surge Scholar honors (twice).

Billy Whitcomb, a 5'11 defender from England, accepted a scholarship offer from IPFW (Indian Purdue Fort Wayne University).Located in Fort Wayne, IN, the Mastodons compete in the Summit League Conference. Earning his Associates Degree with a 3.5+ GPA this past spring, Whitcomb will transfer to IPFW in the fall.

Beerman and Francis Gyau will continue their collegiate careers together at the University of South Carolina - Upstate. A product of Highlands High School, Beerman was named to the All- OCCAC team and earned OCCAC Player of the Week in October. He also excelled in the classroom, earning a 3.6+ gpa. Gyau, who graduated from Winton Woods, excelled as a center midfielder for the Surge. He was a “Surge Scholar” in the fall semester earning a 3.0+ gpa.

“It certainly has been a privilege to have this group of players on campus during the past two seasons,” Cincinnati State head coach Mike Combs said. “Without a doubt, this is our most successful graduating class. They have all excelled on the field and in the classroom. As a coach at this level, it doesn’t get much better than to see your players reach their goals.”

On their run to the national tournament, the sophomores helped the team to its 3rd Region XII title in 4 seasons and the 9th OCCAC title in 11 seasons. The Surge finished with an overall record of 18-2-2 and ranked No. 6 in both national polls (NJCAA/NSCAA).

 

Surge earn back-to-back national tournament appearances

The Cincinnati State men's soccer team finished another tremendous season in 2013, recapturing the Ohio Community College Conference title, a Region XII title and its third national tournament appearance in four seasons.

Perhaps, the highlight of the 2013 season came against rival Owens Community College in the NJCAA Region XII final in early November when the Surge claimed a 3-0 victory over the Express to advance to the NJCAA National Tournament for the second straight season and the third time in four seasons.

"Earning back to back appearances in the national tournament is something that no previous team at Cincinnati State has ever done," Cincinnati State head coach Mike Combs said. "I am so proud of this group of players. For our sophomore class, each player can say that they left with the legacy of two conference titles, two region titles and two trips to the national tournament."

The Surge's appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament in Tyler, Texas consisted of two games in the pool tournament stage. The Surge defeated Cloud County 2-1 on the first day of the tournament and lost their final game to No. 3 seed San Jacinto - South 3-0 to end the season.

"Obviously, we wish we could have advanced out of the pool stage," Combs said. "With that being said, we were one of twelve teams still standing at the end of the season which further solidifies our program as one of the best in all of junior college."

The Surge finished with an overall record of 18-2-2 on the year.

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Logan Bartsch signs letter of intent to play for Cincinnati State

Coming off an impressive season in 2013, Cincinnati State head coach Mike Combs took the first step toward next season with the recent signing of Milford High School’s Logan Bartsch.

Bartsch, a first team All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference selection this fall, was one of the league’s top goal scorers, finishing tied for third among ECC players with 12 goals scored. By tacking on three assists, Bartsch finished his senior season with 27 points. Joining a successful soccer program in Cincinnati State, Logan is expected to help fill the shoes of 9 departing sophomores, including the last season’s leading goal scorer and former Milford standout Kyle Grothaus, who will continue his collegiate career at Bowling Green University next fall.

Bartsch led Milford to a 13-6-0 record, advancing to the sectional finals of the OHSAA Tournament, where they fell to eventual State Champion Mason. In ECC play, the Eagles finished tied for second with a 4-2-0 record.

Bartsch is the first player to officially sign with Combs and the Cincinnati State soccer program.

 

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NSCAA honors 8 members of Cincinnati State soccer team

NSCAA 148 member of the 2013 Cincinnati State men’s soccer team have been selected to the NSCAA Junior College All-Ohio Team.

 

This past season, the Surge soccer program qualified for the NJCAA Division I National Tournament, won its 9th OCCAC title in 11 season and 3rd Region XII title in the last four seasons. Cincinnati State finished nationally ranked in the top 8 in both national polls (NJCAA/NSCAA) with an overall record of 18-2-2.

 

1st Team
Ryan  Hall   - Freshman Goalkeeper                                              
Austin  Klueh   - Sophomore Defender (committed to Marshall Univ.)
Kyle  Grothaus   - Sophomore Midfielder (committed to Bowling Green Univ.)
Liam  Doyle - Sophomore Midfielder (committed to Ohio State Univ.)
Kevin  Walker  - Sophomore Forward (committed to the Univ. of South Carolina)

 

2nd Team

Tucker Beerman - Sophomore Defender (committed to Univ. of South Carolina – Upstate)
Brad Gale  - Sophomore Forward (committed to the Univ. of Lousville)

 

NSCAA Ohio Junior College “Coach of the Year” -   Mike Combs (11th season)

 

 

ABOUT THE NSCAA
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game. The mission of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America is to develop and to deliver educational programming and events that inspire members to improve and to enhance their involvement in soccer. The NSCAA will activate a network of coaches, and others, involved in the sport who will take responsibility for advancing soccer in the greater community. (www.nscaa.com )

 

 

 

 

Liam Doyle selected to NSCAA All-American Team

Cincinnati State men’s soccer standout Liam Doyle has been selected as an NSCAA All-American.

 

Doyle finished this past season with 13 goals, 13 assists, and a team leading 39 points as Cincinnati State finished on top the regional standings and claimed its 9th conference title in 11 seasons. In the postseason, Doyle and the Surge claimed the NJCAA Region XII title and back-to-back appearances in the NJCAA National Tournament.

 

In addition to being selected as an NSCAA All-American, Doyle has accumulated multiple individual honors including being named as a NJCAA All-American, NJCAA Region XII 1st Team selection (leading vote getter), OCCAC Midfielder & Player of the Year and an NJCAA National & Region XII All-Tournament selection.

 

Liam, a native of the Isle of Man, has a GPA above 3.5 and will be graduating from Cincinnati State this spring. He will continue his academic and soccer careers at The Ohio State University next season.

 

For a complete list of the 2013 NSCAA All-Americans, please visit - http://www.nscaa.com/2013-junior-college-di-mens-all-america-teams?utm_medium=short_url

 

 

ABOUT THE NSCAA
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game. The mission of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America is to develop and to deliver educational programming and events that inspire members to improve and to enhance their involvement in soccer. The NSCAA will activate a network of coaches, and others, involved in the sport who will take responsibility for advancing soccer in the greater community. (www.nscaa.com )

 

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Sophomore Liam Doyle has been selected to the NSCAA All-American Team

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Three soccer players earn post-season recognition; sign with 4-year programs

Cincinnati State men’s soccer standout Liam Doyle has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association 1st Team All American. Liam, a native of the Isle of Man, has a GPA above 3.5 and will be graduating from Cincinnati State at the conclusion of Spring Semester. He will continue his academic and soccer careers at The Ohio State University.

 

Meanwhile, two other members of the men’s team – which played in the NJCAA national tournament again this year – have announced their post graduation plans.

 

Austin Klueh has committed to Marshall University in West Virgina. Marshall competes in C-USA (Division I) and plays against New Mexico, Old Dominion, UAB, South Carolina, Charlotte, Tulsa, Kentucky, FIU, and Florida Atlantic. At Cincinnati State, Austin was awarded 1st Team Ohio Community College Athletic Conference 1st Team All-Region and National Soccer Coaches Association of America 1st Team All-Ohio honors, and he was an NSCAA All-American nominee. Academically, Austin has earned a 3.9 GPA while in the Honor's Program at Cincinnati State. He's made the Dean's List every semester at Cincinnati State. Last year, Austin was recognized as the Scholar Athlete of the Year. He will be transferring to Marshall for the 2014 spring semester that starts next month. After the spring semester at Marshall, Austin will earn his Associates Degree from Cincinnati State.

 

Michael Anthony has committed to Montreat College in Montreat, N.C., which competes in the Appalachian Athletics Conference in the NAIA. This past season, Montreat finished 7-7-2 overall and 5-4-0 in the AAC. At Cincinnati State, Michael has earned well over a 3.5 GPA and will graduate at the conclusion of the spring semester. He is a Student Ambassador and a member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society. Michael's academic accomplishments include the Academic Achievement & Effort Award, Deans List (twice), and Surge Scholar (twice).

 

During their two seasons at Cincinnati State Liam, Austin and Michael were part of a soccer program that qualified for the NJCAA Division I National Tournament both years, won two OCCAC and Region XII Championships and twice finished in the Top 10 in both national polls (NJCAA/NSCAA) that rank junior college soccer programs. In the past two seasons, they helped the Surge to an overall record of 34-7-3.

 

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Liam Doyle, a sophomore from the Isle of Man, has committed to play at Ohio State University next season.

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Defender Austin Klueh, a Loveland product, will play at Marshall University.

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Michael Anthony, a graduate of Xenia-Christian High School, has accepted an offer to play at Montreat College.

Surge claim OCCAC title with 3-0 win over Owens

Cincinnati, OH -- Playing in the final game of the regular season with the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference title on the line, Cincinnati State defeated Owens Community College 3-0 on Saturday afternoon

Entering the game with identical 4-0-1 records in conference play, the two teams were deadlocked for the first 37 minutes until sophomore Kevin Walker scored, taking a pass from teammate Francis Gyau deking goalkeeper Josh Kleinow and putting the Surge up 1-0. Walker, who did not play in a 1-1 tie to Owens on Sept. 25, struck again in the 48th minute, corralling a rebound and scoring his 11th goal of the season. Tucker Beerman increased the lead in the 73rd scoring on a header off a cross from Liam Doyle.

Goalkeeper Ryan Hall kept the Owens attackers at bay, turning away all 5 shots he faced for his fifth shutout of the season.

With today's result, Cincinnati State finished the regular season on an 8 game winning streak with a 15-1-2 overall record while claiming it's 9th conference title in 11 seasons.

"We accomplished one more objective on our list with today's win. Our guys came out and executed in a big game," Cincinnati State head coach Mike Combs. "With the win, our sophomores will leave here having won two OCCAC titles. We will enjoy this tonight and begin preparing mentally and physically for the regional tournament next weekend."

As the top seed in the upcoming NJCAA Region XII postseason tournament, Cincinnati State will play in the semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 2 at noon. This year's regional tournament will be held at the Xavier University Soccer Complex on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.

Saturday's Box Score - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20131026_zato.xml

For more information on Cincinnati State soccer, please visit - http://www.cincinnatistate.edu/on-campus/athletics/mens-soccer-1

 

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With a 3-0 win over Owens, the Surge claimed its 9th conference title in 11 seasons

Surge score six in first half; extend winning streak to 7 games

Cincinnati, OH -- With the end of the regular season approaching, the Cincinnati State men's soccer team won 6-0 over Jackson College on Saturday afternoon, scoring all six in the first half.

 

Sophomore Kyle Grothaus opened the Surge scoring in the 7th minute, taking a Brad Schluter pass and beating three Jackson defenders en route to the goal. Kevin Walker would score approximately 40 seconds later with his ninth goal of the season off a thirty yard pass from Liam Doyle. Brad Gale scored his 13th goal in the 12th minute, taking a through ball from teammate Okama Thompson, dribbling past the goalie and converting the shot to give the Surge a quick 3-0 lead.

The Surge offense struck again three more times late in the second half. Grothaus netted his second of the game off a set up from Gale in the 34th. Doyle scored his 13th goal of the season on a converted free kick in the 36th. Doyle and Grothaus teamed up for the final goal of the game in the 37th as Grothaus picked up his team leading 15th goal of the season and third hat trick of the season. Doyle, who picked up two assists in Sunday's contest, leads the team in assists (12) and points (38).

 

Goalkeeper Brandon Isaacs, who earned his second shutout of the season, faced only one shot thanks to a stout Surge defensive unit which earned its 6th shutout performance on the season. The team has not surrendered a goal in over 262 minutes of play.

 

Improving to 14-1-2 overall, Cincinnati State extended its winning streak to 7 games and have clinched the top spot in the regional standings for the first time since 2010. The Surge will attempt to earn their 9th conference title in 11 season in the final game of the regular season against Owens Community College.

 

The Surge, which are currently ranked No. 9 in the NJCAA national poll, host Owens on Saturday at 1 pm. The game will be played at Withrow High School.

 

Sunday's Box Score - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20131020_mmar.xml

 

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Sophomore Kyle Grothaus scores hat trick in Sunday's 6-0 win over Jackson College

Surge clinch first seed in postseason tournament with win over Ancilla

Cincinnati, OH -- The Cincinnati State men's soccer team clinched 1st place in the NJCAA Region XII standings after defeating Ancilla College 3-0 on Friday night.

 

Cincinnati State sophomore captain Liam Doyle opened the scoring in the 10th minute, converting a 25 yard strike which deflected off the right corner of the goal and into the net.

Down 1-0, Ancilla generated quality scoring chances but were unable to take advantage. With Cincinnati State goalkeeper Ryan Hall straying away from the net in the 38th minute, Ancilla's Isaias Membreno's two attempts on goal were deflected by freshman Brad Schluter. 4 minutes later, Liam Doyle would strike again, scoring his 12th goal of the season off of a rebound.

 

“That was a great effort by Brad which goes unnoticed in the stat sheet,” Cincinnati State head coach Mike Combs said. “An Ancilla goal may have changed the complexion of the game. Instead, the score remained 1-0 and Liam took some of the wind out of Ancilla’s sale with a goal just minutes later.”

 

Doyle, who recently committed to The Ohio State University, currently leads the team in points (34), assists (10), and is tied for the team lead in goals (12).

 

In the 72nd minute, freshman Trae Collins set up teammate Vonne Byrd for his 4th goal of the season. For Collins and Byrd, who were high school teammates at Carroll High School, it marked the first time the tandem had connected together for a goal this season.

 

Ryan Hall, with help from Schluter and the rest of the Surge defensive unit, turned away all nine shots he faced en route to his 4th shutout of the season.

 

"We did our job and accomplished one of our season objectives with a quality win over a good team tonight," Combs said. "Claiming the top spot in the region is a great achievement. We now have to focus our attention on Jackson this Sunday and a big game to end the season next weekend against Owens."

 

Improving to 13-1-2 overall, Cincinnati State extended its winning streak to 6 games and clinched the top spot in the regional standings for the first time since 2010. The Surge will be the top seed in next month's Region XII post season tournament.

 

Ancilla, which suffered its first road loss of the season, fell to 8-6 overall.

 

The Surge, which are currently ranked No. 9 in the NJCAA national poll, host Jackson Community College on Sunday at 1 pm. The game will be played at Xavier University.

 

Friday's Box Score - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20131018_9m5y.xml

 

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With Friday's win over Ancilla, the Surge clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming regional tournament.

Walker lifts Surge past Schoolcraft

Livonia, MI -- Cincinnati State sophomore Kevin Walker scored the overtime game winner in a 2-1 road victory over Schoolcraft College on Sunday.

Entering the game having never beaten Schoolcraft on the road, Cincinnati State opened the scoring in the 9th minute when sophomore Bradley Gale scored his team leading 12th goal of the season off a pass from Trae Collins. Schoolcraft forward Romario Georgis, the reigning National Player of the Week, scored his 15th goal of the season in the 28th to tie the game at 1-1. For the next 62 minutes of regulation, the score would remain tied as the two defensive units kept the other's offense at bay.

 

Walker would eventually deliver the game winner in the 2nd minute of extra time, taking a pass from Brad Gale and finding the back of the net to give the Surge a 2-1 victory. Walker's goal was his first since returning to the lineup on Oct. 5 after missing 3 games due to a wrist injury.

 

Cincinnati State head coach Mike Combs, who had to make an adjustment to the lineup after the loss of starting defender and team captain Austin Klueh to injury this past week, was pleased with the contributions from sophomore Tucker Beerman and freshmen Austin Root & Okama Thompson.

 

"I thought Okama stepped in and played a great game in an unfamiliar role for us. Austin Root had a solid performance and continues to improve every day," Combs said. "With Austin Klueh out, Tucker Beerman provided leadership, toughness and a physical presence which is needed when you take on a team like Schoolcraft. I consider Beerman to be our man of the match today."

 

The Surge defense allowed just 6 shots on net with starting keeper Ryan Hall making 5 saves.

 

With the win, Cincinnati State improved to 12-1-2 on the season and are currently in 1st place in the regional standings. Schoolcraft fell to 9-5 overall.

 

The Surge, which are currently ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA national poll, return to action when the team hosts Ancilla College on Saturday at 1 pm.

 

Sunday's Box Score - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20131013_0yng.xml

 

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Sophomore Kevin Walker scored in the 92nd minute of overtime to give Cincinnati State a 2-1 overtime victory over Schoolcraft

Grothaus named OCCAC "Player of the Week"

10.9.13 – Sophomore Kyle Grothaus has been named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference “Player of the Week.”

Grothaus, a sophomore midfielder from Milford, Ohio, scored five goals this past weekend against NJCAA Region XII opponents Muskegon Community College and Lake Michigan College.

In a 4-1 win over Muskegon, he scored twice (in the 34th minute and 64th minute). His second goal of the game was one for the highlight reels as he bent a shot into the back of the net off a corner kick. He followed his two goal performance with his second hat trick of the season on Sunday in a 5-1 win over Lake Michigan. He scored all three goals in the first half.

Grothaus currently leads the 11-1-2 Surge in scoring with 12 goals on the season. He is ranked 17th in the NJCAA in goals scored.

The award, for the week ending Oct. 6, is the first time Grothaus has earned the achievement.

The Surge have captured two consecutive OCCAC offensive player of the week selections (Bradley Gale won two weeks ago). Additionally, Liam Doyle was the co-offensive player of the week three weeks ago and Kevin Walker earned the award in the first week of the season. Tucker Beerman, Austin Klueh and Ryan Hall have all captured defensive “Player of the Week” honors.

 

For more information on the OCCAC “Player of the Week,” please visit - http://www.occac.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/releases/20131009lye69c

 

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Surge sophomore Kyle Grothaus scored his second hat trick of the season against Lake Michigan. Grothaus currently leads the Surge in goals with 12 this season.

Grothaus nets three as Surge clinch postseason birth

Cincinnati, OH -- Cincinnati State sophomore Kyle Grothaus scored a hat trick in the first half of the Surge's 5-1 victory over Lake Michigan College on Sunday.

 

Playing on a saturated field and heavy showers, the Surge entered the game poised to clinch a postseason tournament birth with a win. Grothaus put the Surge up 1-0 in the 10th minute off a cross from Brad Schluter. Freshman Trae Collins scored his first goal of the season in the 27th. Grothaus would score his second and third goals of the game within a 45 second span. Grothaus converted on a rebound attempt after Bradley Gale's shot deflected off the post. Taking a pass from Grant Geigle and beating the Lake Michigan goalie from 20 yards out, Grothaus recorded his second hat trick of the season. Gale, who is second on the team in scoring, scored his 11th goal of the year in the 89th.

 

"Kyle beat his man consistently all day long," Cincinnati State head coach Mike Combs said. "As a team, our speed and tempo was the major difference today. Earning a spot in the postseason, our attention and focus now turns to closing out the season strong. We have a tough test waiting for us next weekend on the road against Schoolcraft."

 

Grothaus, who picked up two goals in Saturday's 4-1 victory over Muskegon, now leads the Surge in scoring and is ranked 17th in the nation in goals.

 

Cincinnati State keeper Brandon Isaacs and the Surge defense allowed just 6 shots on net and narrowly missed a shutout victory as Lake Michigan's Luke Guy found the back of the net with 30 seconds remaining in the game.

 

The Surge, which are currently ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA national poll with a 11-1-2 overall record, return to action on Sunday when the team travels to play rival Schoolcraft Community College. The Cincinnati State soccer program has yet to win a road game at Schoolcraft.

 

Sunday's Box Score - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20131006_wfyz.xml

 

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Sophomore Kyle Grothaus scored his second hat trick of the season as the Surge beat Lake Michigan 5-1

Grothaus leads Surge to 4-1 victory over Muskegon

Cincinnati, OH -- Cincinnati State sophomore Kyle Grothaus scored two goals in Saturday's 4-1 victory over Muskegon Community College on Saturday.

 

Playing the team who handed the Surge its only loss of the season, the Surge offense struck first in the 15th minute when freshman Vonne Byrd connected with Liam Doyle, who scored his team leading tenth goal of the season. Byrd picked up another assist, setting up Grothaus for a goal in the 34th minute as the Surge took a 2-0 lead into halftime.

 

Muskegon's Riley Kammeraad scored the Jayhawks' only goal in the 64th, capitalizing on a loose ball infront of goalkeeper Ryan Hall. Grothaus provided a quick answer 45 seconds later, taking a corner kick and bending the ball into the back of the net. David Elwer gave the Surge a 4-1 lead in the 83rd, scoring his first goal of the season off a rebound.

 

As a team, Cincinnati State outshot the Jayhawks 15-5, improving to 10-1-2 overall.

 

The Surge, which are currently ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA national poll, return to action on Sunday at home against NJCAA Region XII opponent Lake Michigan College. The game will be held at Walnut Hills High School at noon.

 

 

Goalkeeper Hall earns national honors after shutout performances against Lakeland and Cuyahoga

10.2.13 - The National Junior College Athletic Association has named Cincinnati State’s Ryan Hall this week’s “National Goalkeeper of the Week.”

Hall turned in back-to-back shutout performances in games Saturday (Sept. 28) against Lakeland Community College and Sunday (Sept. 29) against Cuyahoga Community College. The freshman keeper turned away nine shots combined over the weekend, earning his second and third shutout performances of the season.

Hall is the first Cincinnati State goalkeeper to earn the national honor.

“It is a great accomplishment for Ryan and says a lot about our defensive unit as a whole,” said Cincinnati State Head Coach Mike Combs. “Ryan has worked extremely hard and deserves this honor.”

Last year, while playing for Summit Country Day high school, Hall set the Ohio High School Athletic Association record for shutout victories.

Cincinnati State is currently ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA national poll with a 9-1-2 overall record. The men’s team hosts Muskegon Community College this Saturday (Oct. 5) at 2 p.m. at the Walnut Hills High School field.

Other players from this year's team that have been recognized for for thier accomplishments include:

Kevin Walker-OCCAC Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 25)
Austin Klueh-OCCAC Defender of the Week (Sept. 16)
Liam Doyle-OCCAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23)
Tucker Beerman-OCCAC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23)
Brad Gale-OCCAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 30)

For more information on the NJCAA "Player of the Week," please visit http://www.njcaa.org/newsArticle.cfm?articleId=20077 .


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Freshman keeper Ryan Hall turned away nine shots in shutout victories over Lakeland and Cuyahoga. Hall currently has 3 shutouts this season.

Cincinnati State stays on top conference standings after 4-0 win over Cuyahoga

Cincinnati, OH -- Entering Sunday's contest tied with Owens Community College for first place in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference, the Cincinnati State men's soccer team beat Cuyahoga Community College 4-0.

 

The Surge opened the scoring just 3 minutes into the game as defender Austin Klueh headed the ball passed keeper Andrew Plop off a cross from Liam Doyle. Doyle, who leads the team in points, also assisted on Brad Schluter's goal in the 15th minute. Evan Cranfield scored in the 23rd off a set up from Brad Gale. Gale would later score his team leading 10th goal of the season in the 25th minute to put the Surge up 4-0.

 

The score would remain 4-0 for the rest of the day as the Surge defense earned its second consecutive shutout. Starting keeper Ryan Hall saved all 6 shots he faced earning his third shutout of the season.

 

As a team, Cincinnati State outshot the Challengers 12-6, improving to 9-1-2 overall with a 4-0-1 in conference play.

 

The Surge, which are currently ranked No. 11 in the NJCAA national poll, return to action next Saturday at home against NJCAA Region XII opponent Muskegon Community College. The Surge will try to avenge a 1-0 loss to Muskegon earlier this season. The game will be held at Walnut Hills High School at 1 pm.

 

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Sophomore Liam Doyle picked up two assists in Sunday's 4-0 win over Cuyahoga.

Surge cruise past Lakeland on Saturday

Cincinnati, OH -- Cincinnati State sophomore Bradley Gale recorded a hat trick on Saturday as the Surge won 6-0 against Lakeland Community College.

 

Gale, a sophomore from Poole, England, opened the scoring in the first minute, taking a long pass from defender Austin Klueh and chipping the ball over the outstretched arms of Lakeland goalkeeper Nick Randlett. Sophomore Kyle Grothaus scored his 7th goal of the season in the 15th minute. Freshman Andrew Brown, who replaced injured midfielder Vonne Byrd, scored his first goal of the season in the 18th. The score would remain the same until Gale scored again in the 61st off a pass from Evan Cranfield. Liam Doyle, who leads the team in points with 26, scored in the 64th minute. Gale scored one minute later, stealing the ball from the Lakeland defense and beating Randlett. Gale, who earned his first hat trick of his collegiate career, and Doyle currently lead the team in scoring with 9 goals each.

 

Cincinnati State keeper Ryan Hall had a relatively stress free day in net, saving three Lakeland shot attempts en route to his second shutout of the season.

 

As a team, the Surge outshot Lakeland 20-3 and held a 10-0 advantage in corner kicks taken. With the win, the 11th ranked Surge improved to 8-1-2 overall with a 3-0-1 record in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.

 

"We were able to get up on them early and built a comfortable lead," Head Coach Mike Combs said. "We actually missed out on a lot of great scoring chances, but I am extremely pleased with our effort today.

 

 

Saturday's Statistics - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20130928_cmis.xml

 

 

 

 

Battle of last year's OCCAC co-champions ends in tie

Perrysburg, OH -- In a mid-season match featuring last year's Ohio Community College Athletic Conference co-champions, the Cincinnati State men's soccer team tied Owens Community College 1-1 on Wednesday.

The first 45 minutes of the match was scoreless soccer in which Cincinnati State did not allow a shot on net. Owens generated its first shot early in the second half as forward Jacob Martin opened the scoring by converting a penalty kick to give the Express a 1-0 lead.

The Owens lead would remain until sophomore Liam Doyle connected with Brad Gale in in the 87th minute to tie the game 1-1 and force extra time. It was Gale's 6th goal of the season and Doyle's 7th assist, tying him for the team lead.

In two ten minute periods of overtime, the Surge generated two scoring chances while outshooting Owens 2-0, but were unable to capitalize as the teams ended the game with 1-1 draw.

With Wednesday's result, Owens is now 8-1-1 while the Surge currently stand at 7-1-2 overall. Both teams are now 2-0-1 in conference play.

The Surge will return to the field on Saturday in only its second home game of the season against Lakeland. Held at Mason High School, the game will begin at 1 pm.

For information and overall standings in the OCCAC, please visit - www.occac.org

 

 

 

Cincinnati State splits weekend road trip

The Cincinnati State men’s soccer team lost its first game of the season Saturday, then came back Sunday with a 3-2 overtime win to salvage a Michigan road trip.

Sophomore Liam Doyle accounted for all three goals in Sunday’s victory against Lake Michigan College. Normally a defender or midfielder, Doyle started the game at forward for the first time this season. He opened the Surge scoring in the 25th minute off a pass from defender Billy Whitcomb, and scored again a few minutes later. During overtime, in the 93rd minute, Doyle again provided the answer for the Surge, scoring his team-leading 8th goal of the season.

With the win, Cincinnati State improves to 7-1-1 overall with a 6-1 record in Region XII competition. Lake Michigan, a first-year NJCAA program, fell to 4-5 overall with an identical record in the region.

On Saturday, the Cincinnati State men suffered their first loss of the season to Muskegon (Mich.) Community College. In a defense-dominated game featuring the two top teams in NJCAA Region XII, Cincinnati State outshot Muskegon but was unable to score. The only goal of the game came in the 32nd minute when Cincinnati State goalkeeper Brandon Isaac's attempt to clear the ball deflected off Muskegon's Riley Kammeraad and flew back 25 yards into the open net. It proved to be the game winner as Muskegon preserved a 1-0 victory.

With the loss, Cincinnati State falls to 6-1-1 on the season with a 5-1 record in the region. Muskegon, which stands on top the regional standings, improved to 9-1 in Region XII competition. The Surge travels to face OCCAC rival Owens Community College on Wednesday.

 

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Surge win home opener 3-0 over Schoolcraft

Cincinnati, OH -- Playing in its first home game of the 2013 season, the Cincinnati State men's soccer team defeated rival Schoolcraft College 3-0 on Sunday.

The Surge, which entered the game ranked No. 7 in the NJCAA national poll, took the lead in the 4th minute when sophomore Kevin Walker scored his team leading 7th goal of the season. Bradley Gale (pictured), a sophomore from Poole, England, scored his 3rd and 4th goal of the season in the 42nd and 51st minute to put the game further out of reach as the Surge claimed their first regular season victory over Schoolcraft since 2010.

Goalie Brandon Isaacs, who celebrated his 19th birthday with a shutout victory, turned away all six shots he faced.

Staying undefeated with a 6-0-1 overall record with a 5-0 record in Region XII play, the Surge will travel to face Muskegon Community College on Saturday. Muskegon, which enters the game on top the regional standings with a 6-1 record in the region, is currently 3 points ahead of the second place Surge.

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Surge remain undefeated with 4-1 win over Jackson

Jackson, MI -- The Cincinnati State men's soccer team concluded its 6 game road trip with a 4-1 victory over Jackson College on Sunday.

 

Entering the game with a 4-0-1 record, the Surge claimed their 5th road win of the season thanks to offensive contributions from Grant Geigle, Brad Gale, Liam Doyle and Kyle Grothaus.

 

Seeing his first action of the season after suffering a broken nose in the first week of preseason, Geigle put the Surge up 1-0 in the 30th minute off a set up from Doyle. Brad Gale put the Surge up two in the 39th as the Surge took a 2-0 lead into halftime.

 

In the 49th minute, defender Austin Klueh set up Doyle for his fifth goal of the season. Grothaus scored his team leading 6th goal of the season in the 55th.

 

Goalie Brandon Isaacs made 3 saves in the game, narrowly missing a shutout performance due to an own goal in the 90th minute.

 

The Surge, which rank No. 7 in the NJCAA national poll with a 5-0-1 record, will return to action in their home opener against rival Schoolcraft College next Sunday at 1 pm.

The game, which will be held at the Xavier University Soccer Complex, will be the first meeting between the two programs since Cincinnati State's 2-1 victory over Schoolcraft in last year's regional final.

 

 

Doyle scores late to give Surge 4-3 edge over Ancilla

Donaldson, IN -- In a match featuring two undefeated teams, Cincinnati State beat Ancilla Community College as Liam Doyle scored late to give the Surge a 4-3 victory.

 

 

The Surge, which entered the game ranked No, 7 in the NJCAA national poll, found themselves down early due to an own goal in the 3rd minute. The Surge quickly bounced back knotting the score 1-1 when sophomore Kyle Grothaus scored his 5th goal of the season off a set up from Liam Doyle. Grothaus later assisted on Kevin Walker's goal in the 19th minute as the Surge claimed a 2-1 lead.

 

 

Ancilla's Ignacio Avilles would score in the 49th. The game remained tied 2-2 until the 77th when Walker netted his second goal off an assist from Trae Collins. Ancilla would answer again one minute later as Isaias Moralles scored off an Avilles pass. With extra time looming, the Surge offense generated pressure leading to the team's 5th corner kick of the day. Doyle was able to capitalize off Bradley Gale's corner kick in the 83rd to reclaim the lead.

 

 

Down 4-3, Ancilla earned one last corner kick with 30 seconds remaining. Cincinnati State goalkeeper Ryan Hall thwarted Ancilla's chances, snatching the attempted cross through traffic in front of his net to help preserve Cincinnati State's flawless record.

 

 

"This was a well fought contest. You had two teams that really wanted it and left everything out on the field. It was a huge win for us as we remain on top the regional standings heading into tomorrow's contest," Head Coach Mike Combs said.

 

 

Cincinnati State, which improved to 4-0-1 overall with a 3-0 mark in regional competition, finish their six game road trip against Jackson Community College on Sunday before the home opener against rival Schoolcraft next Saturday.

 

 

Cincinnati State's Vonne Byrd scores twice in 5-1 win over Heartland

Parkland, IL --  The Cincinnati State men's soccer team concluded their Illinois weekend road trip on Sunday with a 5-1 victory over Heartland Community College in the second game of the "Kick for the Cure" Soccer Showcase hosted by Parkland Community College.

Freshman forward Vonne Byrd, a graduate of Carroll High School, led the Surge offense with two goals on the day in the 68th and 72nd minute. Fellow freshman and high school teammate Trae Collins assisted on Byrd's first goal and scored one of his own in the 85th. Sophomores Liam Doyle and Kyle Grothaus also scored on the afternoon. Kevin Walker, who ranked second in the nation in points, picked up two more with assists on the Grothaus and Collins goals.

With the win, the Surge improve to 3-0-1 overall. Heartland fell to 2-2-0 on the season.

The Surge, who are ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA national poll, will play their fifth road game in a row against regional opponent Ancilla Community College next Saturday. Ancilla enters the game coming off a 2-1 win over perennial power Schoolcraft College and a 4-0 win over Jackson Community College.

"We had a productive weekend," Head Coach Mike Combs said. "We will look to have a productive week of practice and get ready for a big regional game against a confident Ancilla team."


The Cincinnati State and Ancilla defense have allowed only one goal each this season.



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For Sunday’s statistics, please visit - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20130901_m7ql.xml

 

 

 

 

Surge beat Cuyahoga, begin season 2-0

Cleveland, OH -- The Cincinnati State men’s soccer team finished its weekend road trip with a 4-1 victory over in-conference opponent Cuyahoga Community College on Sunday.

 

The Surge, which improved to 2-0, were up 2-0 at half thanks to goals from Bradley Gale in the 25th minute and Vonne Byrd in the 34th.

 

After recording a hat trick in Saturday’s win over Lakeland, Kevin Walker (pictured) continued to make an impact with a goal in the 60th and assisting on Gale’s goal as well as Aden Abdirahman’s goal in the 80th minute.

 

“We accomplished our goal of getting a good start in conference play and gaining 6 points in the league standings with two quality wins this weekend,” Head Coach Mike Combs said.

 

Ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA national poll with a 2-0-0 record, Cincinnati State will return to the field next Saturday against Parkland College in the opening game of the Parkland College Soccer Showcase.

 

For complete statistics of Saturday’s game, please visit - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20130825_gcyy.xml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Walker and Grothaus record hat tricks in opening win over Lakeland

Kirkland, OH – The Cincinnati State men’s soccer team opened up the regular season with an offensively charged 10-0 victory over conference opponent Lakeland Community College on Saturday.

 

The Surge were led by sophomores Kevin Walker and Kyle Grothaus. Walker recorded a pure hat trick with goals in the 19th, 22nd and 37th minute. He also added an assist to finish the contest with 7 points. Grothaus opened the Surge scoring in the 6th minute and added goals in the 41st and 72nd. Midfielder Liam Doyle finished with 2 goals and 2 assists. Forward Brad Gale and defenseman Austin Klueh also scored as the Surge continued a streak of 11 consecutive victories over the Lakers.

 

Freshman goalkeeper Ryan Hall, who set a OHSAA record for shutouts while playing for Summit Country Day, turned away 5 shots en route to his first collegiate career shutout.

 

After the game, Head Coach Mike Combs kept his team’s performance in perspective.

 

“We played great,” Combs said. “Having said that, it is one victory. We have a quick turnaround tomorrow with another conference match against Cuyahoga. I expect our guys to turn all their focus towards this next game.”

 

The Surge’s match at Cuyahoga Community College is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

 

For complete statistics of Saturday’s game, please visit - http://stats.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/div1/boxscores/20130824_t2nj.xml

 

 

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Walker leads Surge to 5-2 victory in final tune up before regular season


Wilmington, OH (8.20.13)-

The Cincinnati State men's soccer team finished the preseason with a 5-2 road win over
Wilmington College on Tuesday night.


Sophomore Kevin Walker (pictured), a transfer from Nort...hern Kentucky University
and Colerain graduate, scored twice within the first 30 minutes. Liam Doyle, Brad Gale and
Kyle Grothaus also contributed with a goal each as the Surge cruised to a 5-2 victory
over Wilmington.



"Our offense generated a lot of great scoring chances," Head Coach Mike Combs said. "In 30
minutes of play, our starters put up four goals. It is a great sign of confidence heading into
Saturday's season opener."



The Surge begin the regular season in Northeast Ohio to take on conference rival Lakeland
Community College on Saturday Cuyahoga Community College on Sunday. Last season, the
Surge were a perfect 4-0 against their upcoming opponents.

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Forwards Gale and Aden shine in Surge's 2-1 preseason victory over Rio Grande University

Rio Grande, OH (8.12.13) -

 

The Cincinnati State men's soccer team kicked off the 2014 campaign with a 2-1
preseason win against NAIA perennial powerhouse Rio Grande University on Monday night.

 

Sophomore Brad Gale (pictured) and freshman Abdirahman Aden scored a goal each
leading the Surge over the Red Storm, a team ranked No. 8 in the NAIA national poll.

 

"Tonight was a great result for a young team like us. We took on a team with a roster 
made up primaraly by upperclassmen and international talent. It is nice to come out
with a win," Head Coach Mike Combs said.

 

Cincinnati State will have one more exhibition game on Aug. 20 against Wilmington College.
The Surge will open the regular season on the road on Aug. 24 against conference rival
Lakeland Community College.

 

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