MIDWEST CITY — After earning a 4-3 victory Thursday, Sept. 7, over Murray State College in Ardmore, the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Golden Norsemen soccer team were shutout 3-0 Sunday at Rose State College.
The Rose State Raiders (3-1-1 and 2-0 in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference) scored one minute into the match on a goal by sophomore right wing Bradyn Altizer. Freshman forward Ala Ramadan earned an assist on the play.
Fifteen minutes into the second half, the Raiders built a 2-0 lead on a goal by freshman forward Quinton Palmer with an assist from freshman defender Alejandro Pinzon.
Rose State’s final goal came with 77 minutes showing on the clock as sophomore defender Joao Padovan made a pass to freshman forward Eric Campos for the score.
Five of NEO’s 10 total shots were on goal, but failed to hit the nets.
Golden Norse goalie Darius Silversmith recorded five saves out of eight shots on goal by the Raiders.
“We weren’t ever able to get anything going the entire match,” Golden Norse head coach John Parrigon said. “They got their first goal very early to take control and we weren’t able to put the ball in the net.
“Then, in the second have they added two more goals which put us in a hole,” Parrigon said. “We just couldn’t create any space to get off a good shot.”
Against Murray State College last Thursday, the Aggies took advantage of two penalty kicks and a team goal to construct a 3-1 lead in the first 45 minutes.
NEO’s lone goal was an unassisted shot by sophomore forward Hector Marin with 22:58 showing on the clock.
The Golden Norse (2-5 and 1-1) comeback started at the 55:32 mark in the second half. Freshman center midfielder Matthew Hanson passed to freshman forward Aaron Main for a goal to create a 3-2 deficit.
Freshman defender Jose Manuel Pagliani Mejia deflected a pass for an unassisted goal at the 62:03 juncture to create a 3-3 tie for the Norsemen.
With just 0:18 seconds left in the match sophomore defender Cole Hilton scored an unassisted goal to give NEO a 4-3 come-from-behind victory.
Following a seven day break the Golden Norsemen return to Red Robertson Field for a 7 p.m. OCAC match, Sunday, Sept. 17 against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa. The Mavericks are 2-5 on the season and 0-2 in conference action.