Storm Top 10 Countdown: No. 9
The 2011-12 season brought us many great moments. From thrilling overtime wins, to conference championships, to milestone achievements, this past year was a true testament to the success experienced by student-athletes at Simpson.
Your votes for the top moments of the 2011-12 season have been tallied. Now, we will reveal the results as we re-live our favorite moments of the year.
No. 9: Men’s soccer knocks off Central 1-0
The No. 9 top moment of the year came from the team which kept us on the edge of our seats every time it hit the pitch.
The surprise story in the Iowa Conference, the Storm men’s soccer team finished the year 8-10-1, including a 5-3 mark and a third-place finish in the conference. Under the direction of first-year head coach Rick Isaacson, the upstart group showed a flair for the dramatic, winning six of its eight games by one goal including three golden-goal triumphs.
Arguably the most memorable win of the season came on Senior Night. With a shot at the No. 3 seed in the IIAC Tournament on the line, the long-time rival Central Dutch visited Buxton Stadium on Oct. 19.
With the score tied 0-0 at the half, Simpson got a break 9 minutes into the second when the Dutch committed a foul just outside of the penalty box. Senior Chris Allen took the ensuing free kick and made the most of the opportunity. He fired a low-liner that went through the Central wall and snuck inside the near post for the game-winner.
The Storm won the game 1-0 and earned the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, completing the program’s best season since 2006.
To read the game story and watch the video of Allen’s game-winning goal, click HERE.
|t-10||Dorff ties strikeout record/Edwardson goes to nationals||4.2|
|9||Allen's goal gives men's soccer 1-0 win over Central||4.9|