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Men's Soccer - Tue, Sep. 19, 2017
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian men's soccer team got back into the win column on Tuesday night, as they bested Oakland City University 1-0 in a hard fought battle. Hamed Sidibe's goal in the 71st minute was the clincher for the home team, propelling the Knights to their second win of the season. Marian now has a record of 2-4.


For Marian and Oakland City Tuesday night, shots were a very rare sight. Entering halftime scoreless, the team's combined for three total shots. Both teams struggled to avoid an offsides call during the first half, with Marian being at fault for nine of the 11 whistles. 

Coming out of the locker room in the second half, Marian found a new offensive gear, as they were able to get off nine shots in the second half. After missing on their opportunities early, the Knights cashed in during the 71st minute. Marian's Ian Gammon was awarded with a corner kick, and placed the ball perfectly for Hamed Sidibe. Sidibe was able to beat the keeper on the header, giving Marian the 1-0 lead. The goal would be all the offense needed to pull out the win, as Marian played stout defense to finish the game and earn their second win of the season. 

Caleb Gymrek proved to be a solid wall as the Marian goalie, recording three saves. Gymrek picked up his second win of the season, including his first shutout.

Sidibe led the Knights in shot attempts with three, while Igor Ferreira took two. Six other Knights took shot attempts, with Jeffery Rhodes taking his on goal. Gammon provided the only assist of the match.

Marian will be at home again this Saturday to take on Salem International. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m. Your online source for Marian Athletics, tickets, multimedia, Knight merchandise, photos and more.

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Scoring Summary
270:27Hamed Sidibe (MU)
Oakland CityIndv. LeadersMU
NoneGoals#23 Hamed Sidibe - 1
NoneAssists #6 Ian Gammon - 1
2 Players (#8,#9) - 2Shots #23 Hamed Sidibe - 3
#0 Colton Bland - 3Saves #1 Caleb Gmyrek - 3
Oakland CityTeam StatisticsMU
7 (3)Shots (on goal) 11 (4)
3Saves 3
14Fouls 9
3Corner Kicks 6
4Offsides 12