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STLCC Men Shut Out by Jefferson College

September 27, 2012

Culan O'Keefe  
Culan O'Keefe

For just the second time this season, the St. Louis Community College men’s soccer team was held scoreless, in a 3-0 loss at Jefferson College. The Archers were unable to mount any consistent offensive presence against the Vikings, who grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first half.

The game saw the return of freshman forward Culan O’Keefe (McCluer), who had missed the previous four games due to a recent yellow card.

But even that boost was not enough to change the course of what was a dominant performance by Jefferson College.

“Of all the teams we’ve played so far, this team was the most composed team we played,” head coach Dan O’Keefe said. “They had very good players, but they just played so well as a unit.“

O’Keefe, whose team has proven fickle through six weeks of play, said the key for the Archers remains a need for more aggression in the offensive game.

“We only had two guys on the attack today,” O’Keefe said. “We just did not attack in numbers today, and the other team did. They proved the point of how (well) that works.”

The Archers will look to regain the momentum the team played with earlier this month, when they return home on Saturday to take on East Central College, the first of three consecutive home games for STLCC. This will be the second game of the year between the two teams, and the last game was one the Archers will not soon forget. In that contest, the Archers let a one-goal lead slip away with three seconds remaining. Nobody in an STLCC uniform has forgotten.

“This is a revenge game for us,” Coach O’Keefe said. “We need to make amends for that game.”

The Archers will get that opportunity when the match kicks off at noon at Florissant Valley.