Pioneers take down John Brown men’s soc­cer

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - SPORTS - From JBU Sports In­for­ma­tion

In what was billed as one of the most piv­otal matchups in Sooner Ath­letic Con­fer­ence play this sea­son, the John Brown Univer­sity men’s soc­cer team found it­self in card trou­ble and took a 4-0 loss to No. 22 Way­land Bap­tist (Texas) on Thurs­day evening at Alumni Field.

Plagued by seven cards, in­clud­ing a pair of reds, the Golden Ea­gles (5-4-1, 1-1-1 SAC) bat­tled through al­low­ing a penalty kick con­ver­sion in the 39th minute only to see the Pioneers (9-1-0, 3-0-0) scored a trio of goals in un­der three minutes in the sec­ond half to run away with the victory.

Cooper Gaypia had a goal and an as­sist while James Quinn scored the game-win­ner when the JBU de­fense was whis­tled on a foul in­side the box as a Pioneer cor­ner kick was to be de­liv­ered.

Gaypia played a ball to Ra­heem Flem­ing in the box from the left wing in the 54th minute, which Flem­ing knocked into the side net­ting on his back­side, dou­bling the vis­i­tor lead.

Just more than a minute later, Nick Ramos blasted an 18-yard shot that was stopped by se­nior Adam Holt, but Gaypia was wait­ing on the doorstep, fin­ish­ing his sixth goal of the sea­son.

Ri­cardo Ramos ended the scor­ing when his rush up the left wing off a JBU de­fen­sive turnover ended with a cut into the mid­dle and a shot to the near left post, ex­tend­ing the sur­pris­ing vis­i­tor lead to four.

With the loss, the Golden Ea­gle un­beaten streak ends at six. A sea­son af­ter fin­ish­ing 10-1-1 at Alumni Field, JBU drops to 2-20 in 2017. Holt made five saves in the loss while Ziggy Camejo stopped three John Brown chances be­fore giv­ing way to backup Hec­tor Haros, who made one save in the relief ap­pear­ance.

JBU ap­peared to take a 1-0 lead in the first half, but an off­sides call helped turn the tide in fa­vor of Way­land, which has now won eight straight.

The Golden Ea­gles re­turned to ac­tion on Satur­day against MidAmer­ica Chris­tian as part of the Home­com­ing 2017 fes­tiv­i­ties. Re­sults were not avail­able at presstime. JBU is now off un­til next Satur­day when it hosts Ba­cone (Okla.) at 6 p.m. at Alumni Field.

Photo cour­tesy of JBU Sports In­for­ma­tion

John Brown ju­nior Con­ner Haney runs down a ball Thurs­day dur­ing the Golden Ea­gles’ match against Way­land Bap­tist (Texas).

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