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Archers Conclude Regular Season by Shutting Out Concordia

Archers sophomores and coaches

Sophomores were honored before the Archers’ 4-0 win over Concordia Seminary Oct. 23. Pictured are, from left, Matt Benoist, assistant coach, Carlos Burbano, Andrew Parks, Austin Golden, Osvoldo Cordova, Brendan Goodwin and Tim Mosby, head coach.

Entering the final week of the regular season, Tim Mosby prioritized attaining seven wins as his final regular season goal.

The Archers met that expectation Thursday, in a 4-0 whitewash of Concordia College.

photo of Chris Jimenez

Chris Jimenez slips between two Concordia defenders in the Archers’ 4-0 win Oct. 23.

The seventh win secured the best record for men’s soccer at STLCC since the athletics department became districtwide prior to the 2011-12 season.

“It always helps to recruit with seven wins over two,” Mosby said. “I think we can start sending the word around the local area that guys may want to stay here. We’ve got good guys coming into this program, and it’s not going to be the same old schedule from the last so many years. I think that’s a great accomplishment for the guys, number one, but also for the coaches. We’ve worked hard.”

Blake Brockhaus, who started at forward despite serving as the team’s starting goalie for the majority of the season, opened the scoring in the 24th minute. Freshmen Chris Jimenez, Collin Snyder and Juan Hernandez also scored for the Archers.

The Archers honored their five sophomores Thursday — goalie Austin Golden, defenders Carlos Burbano and Andrew Parks, midfieder Osvaldo Cordova and forward Brendan Goodwin.

The group saw the field for the majority of the first half. Golden, who had just two starts in net previously this year, recorded the win with a scoreless first half in net.

The Archers will return to action Saturday (Oct. 25), when they travel to Independence, Mo., to play Metropolitan Community College-Blue River in the first round of the Region XVI Tournament. The two teams faced off just over a week ago, with Blue River leaving St. Louis with a 3-0 win. Mosby expects the experience of that game to favor the Archers, however.

“We’re playing them again, so we know what they’ll bring,” Mosby said. “We know what style they like to play, and we’re just going to have to be better at getting steals and disrupting their flow.”