The Shoreline Community College Men’s Soccer Team broke a winless streak that had begun with the their last win on October 22, 2011 when they defeated Skagit Valley College 5-2. Since that match, SCC had lost 23 matches and tied three until Saturday, when the SCC Dolphins broke through with a 3-2 come from behind win over Treasure Valley Community College.
Treasure Valley opened the scoring in the first half with a goal at the 30 minute mark, but SCC’s Antonio Garcia scored the first of his two goals on the day from about 20 yards out with a low hard kick into the corner of the net. SCC had tied it up 1-1, but TVCC scored again near the end of the first half to go up 2-1 going into half-time.
But Shoreline began to dominate play in the second half, using its superior bench strength to wear down the TVCC team with constant substitutes and fresh legs on the field and Antonio Garcia came through again at the 67 minute mark, with a 30 yard direct kick that hit the corner of the net for a 2-2 tie.
Ariunkhuu Munkhbat scored the winner on an assist from Abubacarr Jadama at the 79 minute mark as the SCC defense held on for the win in the final 10 minutes of the match.
SCC is now 1-5-2 on the season and 1-2-1 in the NWAACC Northern Region. Treasure Valley CC fell to 0-3-0 on the year.
The Dolphins face #3 ranked Highline Community College on Tuesday at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila, WA in its final “Friendly” match of the season at 2:00pm. SCC returns home on Saturday at 8:15pm at Twin Ponds Field to face Wenatchee Valley College in its final match against NWAACC Region counting games against Eastern Region teams. SCC faces its first Northern Region game on October 2 as it faces Edmonds CC at Twin Ponds Field.