Oct. 8, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team was unable to claim a share of the Region IV Championship Group title after falling 3-0 to Harry S. Truman on Saturday afternoon at Kleine Field.
The Chargers (6-6-1, 4-2-0) would have shared the league crown with the Falcons (8-2-2, 6-0-0) and Prairie State (5-1-0 in group play) with a victory. Instead, Truman swept its way through the group schedule to claim the outright championship. Sandburg, with 12 points, finished third in the group standings.
Truman got on the board in the 18th minute as David Reyes’ shot deflected off a Chargers defender and found its way into the net. The Falcons took a 2-0 lead into halftime on Alan Hernandez Galan’s penalty kick in the 28th minute.
Sandburg had six of its seven shots on goal in the second half but was unable to convert. Truman’s Hakeem Alao-Aboko capped the scoring with a rebound in the 87th minute after Chargers keeper Daniel Nimmins, who stopped nine of 12 shots on goal, made the initial save on Christian Ignoumba’s shot.
Sandburg will wrap up the regular season by hosting St. Charles (Mo.) at 3 p.m. Saturday.