Red-Hot Viking men’s soccer team almost reach double-digit goals
Thanks to Dr Jeff Nelson for the photos, Gregory Sager for historical information
ELMHURST, III. – The North Park University men’s soccer team hosted an offensive camp at Langhorst Field on Saturday night, beating the Bluejays by a score of 8-0.
To say the Vikings scored early would be an understatement. Christian Vaaland took possession before slipping a pass to Jostein Blindheim, who sent a five-meter long loop pass behind the center line to Peder olsen. With surgical precision, Olsen, scored by two defenders, jumped into the air, stuck out his left foot and lifted the ball over the Bluejay keeper for the game’s opening goal just 28 seconds away.
Elmhurst managed to keep the Vikings on that one goal for the next 32 minutes, but the score was far from over.
Before half-time was over, William de Carro burned Elmhurst’s defense for goals in the 34e and 39e minutes while Tobias Lunde sent in goal number four in the 44e minute.
After the half-time break, Christian Vaaland, on an assist from Olsen, opened the scoring in the second half with a goal in the 51st minute. Next, Gustav ericsson successfully converted on a PK goal and a few minutes later Angel Barriga found the back of the net for the seventh goal of the game.
Georgia Kyosev added a goal in the 88e minute as the icing on the cake, his first goal as a Viking.
FINAL: North Park 8, Elmhurst 0
- Four points for Olsen (goal, two assists) and de Carro (two goals)
- Barriga, Vaaland, Ericsson, Kyosev and Lunde all add goals
- Assists for Blindheim, Jerry Sheikh and Ericsson
- Sward with another clean sheet, saving the only blow he faced
- 20 shots, 15 on goal for NPU
Most lopsided CCIW road victory for NPU men’s soccer
Tonight’s 8-0 victory is the most lopsided road victory the University of North Park men’s football team has ever won against another opponent in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW). The Vikings have won eight goals against their non-conference opponents MacMurray (2007) and Albion (2019). North Park’s 9-0 victory over Millikin University in 1995 remains the largest margin of victory against an opponent in conference.
North Park (8-3-0, 3-0-0 CCIW) will face Wheaton College this Wednesday, October 6. Kick-off at Joe Bean Stadium will be at 7 p.m.