Columbia College men’s soccer beats Mount Mercy

Saturday, September 8, 2012 | 9:17 p.m. CDT; updated 10:48 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 8, 2012

COLUMBIA — Despite the excitement about the Missouri football team’s first SEC game, the Columbia College men’s soccer team drew a moderate sized crowd of fans for their first home game of the season against Mount Mercy and won 6-2.

The game started off with Mount Mercy scoring two goals in the first 15 minutes. The game took a sharp turn, however, when defender Nikola Velickovic scored for Columbia College in the 20th minute. After that first goal, the Cougars came back in full force, scoring two more times in the first half.

“We were asleep there for 20 minutes defensively,” said Columbia College coach John Klein. “We kept our composure and found the goal three times in the first half. They organized themselves and then lifted their attack.”

The game continued in favor of the Cougars in the second half with forward Rafael Ramos scoring within the first minute. Defender Dale McCormack scored about 10 minutes later. Velickovic scored the final goal of the game for the Cougars in the 27th minute.

Supervising editor is Grant Hodder.


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