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New Snow men’s soccer team earn second place in tough tournament

New Snow men’s soccer team earn second place in tough tournament

 

Matt Harris

Staff writer

11-3-2016

 

EPHRAIM—The Snow College men’s soccer team finished their season on a bittersweet note last weekend during the conference championship.

The Badgers took second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference Championship Tournament when they fell to the College of Southern Nevada in a 5-3 defeat, but to even get that far in the tournament was a terrific accomplishment for the struggling first-year men’s program.

The Badgers, who entered the tournament losing five of their last six matches, had only seen a season victory against the winless Colorado Northwestern Spartans. They took victory over the bottom-ranked Spartans once again to open the tournament play, 7-2.

Snow then faced their bitter rival once again in Salt Lake Community College, but this time they flipped the script. In a series preceded by defensive battles, Snow finally claimed their first-ever victory over the Bruins in a 7-6 double-overtime fireworks display of a game. Seven goals were scored in overtime alone.

Despite the championship loss against Southern Nevada, freshman defender Sam Bamberlister of North Allerton, England, was a bright spot for Snow with two goals on his own.

Snow ends their first season as a men’s soccer program with an 8-9-1 overall record under first-year head coach Nuno Gourgel.