|October 29, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
East Texas Baptist
|HSU||36:03||Jorge Cerrillo (Aaron Henry )|
|HSU||53:00||Jorge Cerrillo (Colyn Moore )|
|HSU||78:11||David Rice (Preston Hillis )|
|Stats at a Glance||HSU||ETBU|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (9)||13 (6)|
MARSHALL, Texas – All good things must come to an end as the East Texas Baptist University men’s soccer team closes out their season with a 3-1 loss to Hardin-Simmons University. HSU improves to 9-3-2 overall and finishes 7-1-2 in American Southwest in their regular season play.
It was quiet first half until Jorge Cerrillo found the back of the net off of an Aaron Henry assist in the 37th minute. Cerrillo struck for his second goal in the 53rd minute off of a Colyn Moore assist. David Jackson put ETBU on the board when he played a ball off of the crossbar and put it past the keeper to bring ETBU within one. HSU’s David Rice extended the lead in the 79th minute off a Preston Hillis assist to cap off the scoring.
Michael Vargas earned the win for the Cowboys making five saves and allowing only one goal. Cerrillo led HSU with three shots and three shots on goal. Rice and Cole Johnson each had two shots and two shots on goal.
Bryant Botello was notched with the loss after allowing three goals and making six saves. Jordan Burke led ETBU with four shots and Daniel Rutter had three shots on the night. This was the final contest for Jackson, Antoine Bravo, Joel Ramirez, Jose Vega, and Matthew Argenbright.
Head coach Chris Crawfod, “What a season. What a season. These guys battled, worked, pushed each other, and grew into men. I am so honored to serve and work with these five seniors and the entire ETBU Soccer Program. It hurts to lose the last game and miss the conference tournament, but we have no regrets on how these guys played and raised the bar for ETBU Soccer. The future is bright at ETBU and we will continue to grow and improve.”
ETBU closes out the season 9-9 overall and 4-6 in ASC play. ETBU triples their win total from last season and will return an experienced roster for the 2017 season.