Trojans Open Season with Road Victory vs. McHenry
Chris Anderson scored Triton's first two goals 12 minutes into the match and added an assist to spark the Trojans to a 4-2 win over McHenry in Crystal Lake. Sophomores Rafal Mosior and Martin Garciduenas both found the the back of the net to account for the final two tallies. Jessie Astudillo and Jose Aguero each recorded assists for the Trojans.
Early Strike Propels Triton to Convincing Win at Madison
Chris Anderson scored off an assist from David Aranda 20 seconds into the match as the Trojans won their conference opener 5-1 at Madison College. For the second straight contest, Anderson scored the team's first two goals and picked up an assist. Martin Garciduenas, Rafal Mosior and Donald Paz each scored a goal. Jesse Astudilo registered a pair of assists as Triton improved to 2-0 to start the season.
Late Kankakee PK Earns Draw with Trojans
Triton faced their toughest test of the early season, battling to 1-1 OT draw against a much-improved Kankakee squad. Both teams could not find the back of the net the first half in a very physical and intense match. But the Trojans struck first early in the second half as Martyn Garciduenas' penalty kick gave Triton a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute. The Trojans nearly made that goal stand up before the Cavaliers went on the attack late and scored on a penalty kick of their own with one minute remaining. The match went into overtime as neither side could score during the extra 20 minutes. Jorge Perez played all 110 minutes in goal for Triton and recorded six saves.
Note: On Oct. 5, Triton was awarded the win as Kankakee forfieted the contest. The game scheduled Oct. 13 at Kankakee has been canceled.
Triton Battles to Second Straight Tie
Zeki Ortac scored on an own goal as Triton earned a 1-1 road draw against N4C conferecne foe Joliet Junior College. Karol Ferdyn and Jorge Perez split the goalie duties, each being in goal for a half. Ferdyn allowed no goals and made four saves. Perez allowed the Wolves goal while making three saves. The Trojans improve their mark to 2-0-2 on the season.
Trojans Remain Unbeaten After Win at Harper
The Trojans traveled to Palatine and picked up a 3-1 victory over Harper. Triton got goals from Martin Garciduenas, Donald Paz and Antanasio Estrada. Jesse Astudillo added an assist for the Trojans who are 3-0-2 on the season.
Trojans Move Up to Fifth in the Nation
The Triton College men's soccer team is undefeated after the first nine games of the season. The two-time defending Region IV Division III champions are 7-0-2 and ranked fifth in the National Junior College Athletic Association(NJCAA) poll released Sept. 22.
In addition to being nationally ranked, the Trojans are in prime position to win the North Central Community College Conference (N4C) title after picking up a pair of home wins recently over conference rivals Madison College and the College of DuPage.
In Triton's 8-0 win against Madison, Sept. 24, Christopher Anderson (Schurz) recorded a hat-trick with three goals including a quick strike 30 seconds into the match to get the Trojans rolling.
Anderson is ninth in the nation in scoring with 28 points (12 goals and 4 assists).
"Christopher has pure speed and works hard," assistant coach Piotr Sliwa said. "He has really good knowledge of the game and is doing an excellent job of reading the defenders and finishing. He's getting better with every game he plays."
Sophomore Antanasio Estrada (Notre Dame) scored two goals along with three assists versus Madison. Rafal Mosior (Prosser), Donald Paz (Amundsen) and Oscar Ayala (Noble Street) each found the back of the net as Triton swept the season series from the Wolfpack, outscoring Madison 13-1.
The quickness of Anderson was prevalent again in the Trojans 3-2 victory over the College of DuPage, Sept. 22. Anderson broke free off the opening draw and Jose Aguero (Lane Tech) connected a perfect pass to Anderson who buried the shot from 15 yards out 10 seconds into the contest to give Triton the early lead.
However, the Trojans had to withstand a late Chaparral rally with the other two tallies coming from Mosior and Martin Garciduenas (Mather). For Garciduenas, the goal was his sixth of the season. The sophomore has been a strong complement to Anderson up top, ranked 24th in the nation in scoring with 19 points.
"We were ready to play against DuPage," Sliwa said. "The team chemistry is starting to show and we have to remain focused and play good soccer as we prepare for regionals."
Triton Beats Harper to Remain Undefeated, Now Fourth in the Nation
The Triton College men's soccer team continued their winning ways with a 4-2 home victory, Sept. 29, over Harper College. The Trojans now improve to 8-0-2 on the season and are now ranked fourth in the most recent National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III poll.
Chris Anderson (Schurz) recorded his second straight hat-trick with three goals, including the go-ahead tally 11 minutes into the second half to break a 2-all tie and give Triton the lead for good.
For Anderson, it was his fourth multi-goal game of the season, as the freshman has now scored 15 goals and is fourth in the nation in scoring.
Martin Garciduenas (Mather) would later register his seventh goal of the season to provide the Trojans their two-goal cushion. Garciduenas capitalized off a Harper giveaway and buried the shot from the top of the box.
Rafal Mosior (Prosser) added an assist for Triton, who looks to keep their unbeaten streak alive when they host Milwaukee Area Technical College Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. in River Grove.
Triton Still Perfect after Easy Win over Milwaukee
The Triton College men’s soccer team took advantage of a short-handed Milwaukee Tech squad and cruised to a convincing 9-0 win Oct. 6, in River Grove. The Trojans remained perfect on the season and are now 10-0-1. Triton is ranked fourth in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III poll for the second week in a row.
Against the Stormers, who only had nine players dressed, the Trojans did not waste any time with another early goal. David Aranda (Wheeling) assisted on a Donald Paz (Amundsen) goal seconds into the contest as Triton never looked back. It was the fourth time the Trojans scored within the first minute of a game this season
Triton held a 4-0 advantage at halftime and came out of gates fast once again to start the second half. Martin Garciduenas (Mather) buried a goal two minutes into the half from the right side off an excellent pass from Chris Anderson (Schurz).
Garciduenas led the frenzy with three goals and Anderson tallied five assists as the two continue to be ranked among the top 20 in the nation in scoring. Anderson is fifth with 39 points (15 goals and nine assists) and Garciduenas is 16th with 27 points (10 goals and 7 assists).
Eleven different players got their names on the scoresheet against Milwaukee. Paz and Francisco Gonzalez (Morton East) each scored twice. Moses Mbogga-Kagimu (Taft) and Jose Suarez (Senn) also scored goals for the Trojans. Aranda, Jesse Astudillo (Wheeling), Stefan Fedetski (Ridgewood) and Rafal Mosior (Prosser) all picked up assists.