The Iowa State Men’s Soccer Club team clinched a spot at the NIRSA National Championship after qualifying this week, with a share of first place, at the NIRSA Regional Series held in Colorado.
Iowa State finished in first place in their bracket at Region 5 after going 3-1 in the tournament. The men’s team beat North Dakota 3 to 1 in group play to qualify to the quarter-finals where we faced the Minnesota Gold. Iowa State defeated Minnesota 1 to 0 with a header in the 14th minute of the second half from Junior Nikoli Savage. This win propelled the Cyclones to the semi-finals as the fifth seed to face the #1 seed Colorado State University.
CSU went ahead on the match but the Cyclones tied the game with a goal from Niko Davis. Senior Victor Perez scored a goal in the second half to put the Cyclones ahead and give the victory that sent the team to the finals. Due to the weather conditions, the final was suspended given the Cyclones the share of the Championship and the automatic bid to Nationals.
Nationals will be held in Round Rock, Texas from November 20-23. Please check out our schedule for more information of the games coming up on our schedule.
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The information in this article was provided by Coach Nilson Medeiros