Early Midland Goal Not Enough; Earn Draw Against Hastings

FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University men’s soccer took to the pitch for their last home game of the regular season with a 1-1 tie against Hastings College Broncos on Saturday afternoon.

In the 19th minute, Midland was able to set up for a set-piece with a corner kick. Thomas Crawford sent the ball in and found an unmarked Dominique Ishimwe who then headed the ball in for a Midland goal to make it 1-0.

Midland would then be able to play a very defensively heavy game keeping the Broncos off the scoreboard until the 66th minute. Hastings would be able to counter and strike tying the game at 1-1.

The game would get very chippy as both teams were eager to score but with two overtimes neither team would be able to, ending in a draw.

Hastings would outshoot Midland 16-7 and 7-3 shots on goal. Marco Moresco would end the game with a total of six saves. The Warriors would have a total of 12 fouls compared to the Broncos 20 and five collective yellow cards were handed out.

“The desire and commitment from the boys tonight was excellent,” mentioned head coach Raphael Martinez after the game. “I couldn’t be prouder of them. We will look to end the season strong with a win on Wednesday against Presentation.”

Midland (5-4-1) will take the pitch for their last game of the regular season next on Wednesday, November 18 when they travel to Aberdeen, S.D. to take on Presentation College Saints (0-8) in a GPAC match. That game is slated for a 2:30 p.m. start at Saints Soccer Field.

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