Concordia returns as national champions
BURLINGTON, Vt; — Concordia College Selma defeated Saint Briarcliffe College of Vermont in a shootout Sunday to capture the USCAA Men’s National Soccer Championship.
A pep rally and banner dedication will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday to welcome the soccer team home and display the trophy.
In the men’s game, the tournament trend continued as the game was decided in a penalty shootout after two overtime periods.
All-American Hyron Brown-Baptiste of Concordia College scored midway through the second half, before Briarcliffe College ‘s Jabneel Springer scored off a corner kick to tie the game at 1-1.
In the penalty shootout, Concordia College connected on its first four shots in defeating Briarcliffe. Concordia goalkeeper Akil Benjamin was named tournament MVP.