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Men’s Soccer Moves on to NAIA Quarterfinals

MSOC 11-30-21

Decatur, Ala. – (Bracket) The No. 7-seeded Columbia College men’s soccer team defeated No. 10-seeded Marymount California in the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship First Round, 2-0. The Cougars improve to 14-2-3, while the Mariners season ends with a record of 15-7-1.
The Scoring:

  • CC (18:28) – Joey Spotanski
  • CC (61:25) – Jackson Schrum, assisted by Erik Rajoy

Columbia Individual Leaders:
Goals: Joey Spotanski / Jackson Schrum – 1
Assists: Erik Rajoy – 1
Saves: Liam Gibbs – 3
Marymount California Individual Leaders:
Goals: N/A
Assists: N/A
Saves: Michael Dairo – 1
Head Coach John Klein
“I thought it was a great performance tonight. You know everyone who comes to the national tournament is a strong opponent, and you don’t know what you will get. We knew they [Marymount California] were talented, and they took a lot of shots and scored a lot of goals on the year, but certainly, our strength is defense. I thought our backline was terrific tonight, and our organization was strong.”
“I’m really happy with the performance and happy to move on and looking forward to a great match with Oklahoma Wesleyan.”
Up Next: 
Columbia faces Oklahoma Wesleyan, who is the No. 2-seed in the tournament, on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 4:00 PM in Decatur, Ala.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics