Manhattan Christian College Wins National Championship

The Manhattan Christian College men’s soccer team captured the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Division II National Championship Monday evening by defeating Southeastern University (FL) 2-1 in overtime. Southeastern scored within the first 10 minutes of the game to take a 1-0 lead and held on to that lead til about seven minutes remained. Then Greg Klass, a senior from LaGrange, KY, scored a goal that tied the game and took the teams to overtime. Klass then scored again five minutes into the first overtime to help MCC capture the National Championship. This is the second championship in the last three years (they previously won it in 2005) for the men’s soccer program. In the opening round of the tournament MCC defeated Johnson Bible College (TN) 6-0, and then in the semi-finals they defeated Clearwater Christian College in a penalty kick shootout, 4-2. The Crusaders finished their season at 23-3. The tournament was played in Kissimmee, Florida.

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