East Central soccer ended the season with a 4-3 loss to Jefferson College in the championship match of the NJCAA Region 16 tournament Saturday (October 31). The Falcons got on the board early with two quick goals but Jefferson came back and tied the game before the half. The Vikings kept the momentum going to start the second half pulling ahead 3-2, but Coach Kean Barclay’s team came back to tie things up. Jefferson scored the go ahead goal late in the second half and held on for the win.
ECC ends the 2015 campaign with a record of 16-4-1, three of the losses being to Jefferson.
ECC’s Joe Drake scored the first goal in the Region 16 semi-final match played October 27 at East Central.
NJCAA Region 16 Semi-Final Action at ECC. The Falcons defeated St. Louis Community College 4-2 to advance to the regional championship game set for Saturday (October 31).
Freshman Umoh Ufot was one of three freshmen contributing to ECC’s second half offense against McKendree JV.
ECC sophomore defender AJ Bannister and St. Louis Community College’s Steve Lilako go for the ball during the September 29 match at ECC.
ECC freshman defender Darren Hamilton controls the ball at midfield during a match against the St. Louis Community College Archers Tuesday, September 29
ECC sophomore Gavyn Prsha (#13) controls the ball against a Maple Woods player during action September 22 at East Central College.