The MCC-Blue River men’s soccer team made a second straight comeback Tuesday.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The MCC-Blue River men’s soccer team made a second straight comeback Tuesday.
Basil Ristov’s goal erased a 1-0 deficit as the Trail Blazers went on to tie Kansas City Kansas Community College at the Overland Park Sports Complex.
Ristov scored on assist by Cris Quetzecua to force overtime. Both teams went scoreless in overtime as the game ended in the 1-1 deadlock.
“I would prefer that we would actually lead a game for once,” Blue River coach Dave Owens said with a laugh, referring to Tuesday’s game and a come-from-behind win Saturday. “But in junior college ball, you have a whole new team pretty much every year, so you have to each a whole new class of freshmen how to come together as a team. It usually takes four or five games before we get it down. But a 1-0-1 start is pretty good.”
The Trail Blazers fell behind 3-0 to Neosho County (Kan.) Community College on Saturday only to storm back for a 4-3 victory.
Cory Braden, a Blue Springs High School graduate, scored two goals, including the game-winner with about 20 minutes left.
Britton Ellison scored the first goal in the 20th minute before Braden scored his first goal on an assist from Justin Schaeffer. Christian Horne, a Lee’s Summit West graduate, tied it about 10 minutes into the second half before Braden won it on an assist from Nate Eudaly.
“It was a great comeback for the guys, and a good way to start the season,” Owens said.