Men's Soccer Season Ends with Loss in Alabama | Schools
CLINTON, Iowa--Monday marked the end of the 2012 season for the Ashford University men's soccer team.
The #14-seeded Saints, in the midst of their second NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship appearance in school history, were defeated by #3-seed Concordia University (Calif.), 4-0, at the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex in Montgomery.
Ashford was outshot in the match 17-5 but won the battle of the corner kicks by a 6-1 margin.
Both teams felt each other out during the first ten minutes of the clash and while AU had opportunities early, both chances were whistled for offsides. Concordia lit the scoreboard for the first time in the 13th minute of play before opening out to a 2-0 advantage with a 38th minute score.
Following the halftime break, the Eagles posted two more scores and turned away Ashford's lone shot on goal to keep the clean sheet and win a 4-0 decision.
Sao Paulo, Brazil-native Lucas Almeida led Ashford with a pair of shots.
The result ends the 2012 campaign for the Saints with a 13-4-4 record overall.