Tigers demolish top-seeded Falcons 5-1 at national tourney
One day after netting a hat-trick in the eighth-seeded Cowley College men's soccer team's opening win at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in Melbourne, FL, sophomore forward Caique Trivelato scored two more goals in the first half of the Tigers' 5-1 win over top-seeded Daytona State on Tuesday.
With the victory, Cowley (15-4) advances out of Pool A and moves on to play in the semifinals Thursday at 4 p.m. CST. The semifinal appearance is the first-ever for the Tiger soccer program.
Following the two first-half goals by Trivelato, freshman Mate Kenyeres fired a beautiful shot into the top corner of the net to increase the Tigers' lead to 3-0 with just under 27 minutes remaining. Yuki Sekiguchi assisted on Kenyeres' goal.
The Falcons would avoid the shutout when Christian Cordeiro scored with a little more than two minutes remaining. Daytona State finishes the season with a record of 15-3-1.
Cowley has won five games in a row, and excluding the games they had to forfeit, the Tigers' lone defeat came back on September 14.
Thursday's semifinal game will be streamed at portal.stretchinternet.com/njcaa. There is a fee to watch the streaming.