By Daegiona Wilson
A second-half surge gave the Moundbuilder men’s soccer team energy to defeat conference foe, Bethany Swedes on September 29.
The final score was 3-1 with the Builders scoring all three of their goals within 10 minutes from the start of the second half.
Early on, the Swedes were able to dominate the field within the first 30 minutes. They received a goal from Carlos Zamora, junior forward, which was assisted by Diego Perez, junior defender.
The Swedes went into halftime with a 1-0 lead over the Moundbuilders.
Into the second half, the Builders gained a goal from Derrick Hayes, junior defender, assisted by Lucas Travis, tying the game 1-1.
Mamadou Diarra, sophomore midfielder, had a successful one-on-one battle with the Swedes goalkeeper, giving the Builders a 2-1 lead with 36:27 remaining in regulation.
Less than two minutes after, Lucas Travis, senior forward, scored another goal coming from a penalty kick.
Through the rest of the half, the Swedes struggled to find any offensive rhythm. The Builders were able to remain energetic, pulling off the win. This now gives them a 2-2 record in conference play.
This lost drops the Swedes to 1-2.
On October 2, the Moundbuilders will return to action in Kansas City, to take on the Avila Eagles at 2 p.m.