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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. 

Helena, Mont. – Isaac Bostrom scored four goals and tallied two assists to lead Carroll College to an 11-0 win over Walla Walla University Saturday. His effort earned him Frontier Conference Offensive Player of the Week Honors.

The Helena native scored three goals in second half to widen the already large lead that the Saints held over the Wolves.

The Saints travel to Great Falls Saturday to play the Argos before hosting Trinity Lutheran Sunday at 1 p.m.

SoccerBy Troy Shockley, Helena IR / Photo by Thom Bridge, IR

If the Saints were looking for a confidence booster, they found it. Hosting Walla Walla University at Nelson Stadium, the first-year Carroll College men’s soccer team put on an offensive showcase, rolling to an 11-0 victory over the Wolves.

It was over early Thursday. Of that, Arturo Valle made sure. One of the few older players on a freshman-dominated roster, the junior from Porta Vallarta, Mexico, turned a 1-0 Saints lead 15 minutes in into a blowout with four, rapid-fire goals.

After Helena’s Isaac Bostrom scored the fastest goal in program history just 50 seconds in -- more on him later -- Valle took over. In the 15th minute, he took a feed from the speedy Jose Mena and buried it for a 2-0 lead. Three minutes later, he scored again. Eleven minutes later: Valle. A minute after that? Yup. Valle.

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By TROY SHOCKLEY Independent Record

There have been a whole lot of firsts for the Carroll men's soccer team this season. That's expected, of course, with a first-year program. But as coach Doug Mello said, there's one first the Saints are still looking for: A Frontier Conference win.

The team had a shot at checking off that box on Saturday at Nelson Stadium, when the University of Great Falls visited in the Saints' first regular-season home game. A competitive, physical game start to finish, the Argos denied the home team, however, shutting out Carroll 2-0.

The eventual game winner for UGF came with less than 15 minutes to play in the first half, after keeper Cojo Smith made the initial save on a point-blank shot. The rebound, however, came right back out to the foot of Luis Torres, who quickly pounded it into the back of the net.

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