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WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Arturo Valle scored two goals and the Carroll College Fighting Saints men’s soccer team jumped out to a 3-0 lead en route to a 3-2 victory over Trinity Lutheran in a neutral site match at the University of Walla Walla Saturday evening.

Valle scored goals in the 19th and 33rd minutes to spark the Saints offense. Nathan Boone added the third goal in the 40th minute to give Carroll the 3-0 lead at the break.

The Eagles scored two goals in the second half, both by Jesus Torres, but the attack wasn’t enough to steal the victory away from Carroll.

Conner Smith made five saves in the victory. Trinity Lutheran tallied 12 shots to the Saints 11 but the Saints earned four corner kicks to the Eagles’ one.

Carroll plays Walla Walla tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the regular season finale. The Saints defeated WWU 11-0 in their first meeting on Sept. 18th.

Carroll Men's Soccer at the Farm in the Dell

HELENA, Mont. – Fall for the Carroll College men’s Soccer is a busy time with games and training but when there is a cause to support head coach Doug Mello and his players can be counted on to help out.

Farm in the Dell International is a non-profit organization that supports developmentally disabled adults and teens through agricultural group homes and community involment.

Last week the Farm in the Dell did their annual “Lift up the Farm” living billboard fundraiser. The Saints men’s soccer team took the opportunity to give back to the community.

The team went to the Lift up the Farm event to help and also donated over $100 for the farm, which serves people in Montana, Canada and Kyrgystan. 

DENVER – The University of Jamestown (N.D.) scored two early goals en route to a 4-1 win over Carroll College in a neutral site match in Denver.

Jamestown scored goals in the fourth and ninth minute to jump out to the 2-0 early lead.

The Carroll defense found its footing for the rest of the first half and went into the break without allowing another goal.

The Saints cut the lead to 2-1 in the 50th minute when Arturo Valle scored a header on a cross from Isaac Bostrom.

Jamestown went on the attack in the final minutes and scored goals in the 78th minute and  88th minute to finish the game 4-1.

Jamestown outshot the Saints 20-7.

The Saints return to the pitch tomorrow against Johnson and Wales (Colo.) at 2:30 p.m.

By Troy Shockley, Helena IR

It was far more interesting than it needed to be, but the Saints got the win. Playing its second game in as many days, the Carroll College men’s soccer team turned in a 3-2 win Sunday over Trinity Lutheran at Nelson Stadium.

A physical contest, it was a much needed win for Carroll, which suffered another near-miss in a loss at the University of Great Falls on Saturday.

“I think the big thing today is simply that you’ve gotta look at it as with a young program, a win’s a win,” coach Doug Melo said. “We’re excited, but if we’re in this position again I don’t think you’ll see the mistakes that we made. Because we’re a smart bunch of guys and we’ll learn from it.”

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The University of Great Falls scored two late goals to break a 3-3 tie and earn a 5-3 victory over Carroll College in men’s soccer action.

Dylan Vasuez scored in the just the fifth minute of the game to give Carroll a 1-0 lead. The Argos answered with goals in the 13th and 20th minute to take a 2-1 lead.

Arturo Valle knotted the game back up at 2-2 with a goal in the 27th minute.

UGF scored in the 26th minute to take a 3-2 lead before the half.

Carroll opened the scoring in the second half with a goal by Stanley Underwood in the 68th minute.

The Argos took the lead for good with a goal in the 74th minute and added insurance with a goal in the 79th minute.

The Saints are now 3-6-1 overall and 0-4 in Frontier Conference play.

Carroll plays host to Trinity Lutheran (Wash.) Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Nelson Stadium. 

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