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Warriors coast past Royals, rewrite school record books

Waldorf Warriors LogoBy: Waldorf Sports Information Director

OMAHA, Nebraska – The Waldorf University men’s soccer team rewrote the school records during Saturday’s 16-0 victory over Grace University.

Waldorf (9-4) set three single-match school records, scoring 43 points behind 16 goals and 11 assists against the Royals (3-10). At nine wins, the Warriors broke the school record as a four-year program. They also broke the school record with 54 goals on the season. Waldorf has 34 assists on the season which ties for second in school history.

Cristian Alvarez powered to three goals and two assists. The senior midfielder from Santa Maria, California is tied for second among the Warrior leaders in career goals (18) and career points (43).

Robert Serrano put together two goals and two assists. The junior midfielder from Ontario, California is tied for fifth among Waldorf leaders with nine career assists. Alvarez and Serrano each have a pair of multi-assist matches during their careers.

Junior Riley Gibson and freshman Edduin Rodriguez notched two goals apiece. Waldorf also received goals from senior Brian Shariffi, juniors Erik SoaresJose Rincon, sophomores Yan Arruda CairesFrancisco Brasil Burns, freshmen Ralph Francois and Widler Monestime.

Gibson, Soares, Rodriguez, junior Jean Bonnin, sophomores Cameron Saul, Victor Leo and freshman Kenolson Collin produced assists for Waldorf.

Grace’s Agustin Jacquez tallied two shots, including a shot on goal.

Humberto Figueroa recorded a shutout behind one save. With four shutouts, the sophomore goalkeeper from Santa Maria, California matched Waldorf’s single-season record while tying for second among Warrior career leaders.

The Warriors are tied for third among single-season records with four shutouts on the season.

Grace goalkeeper Spencer Hoyt saved 44 of the 60 shots he faced.

Waldorf outshot the Royals by a 94-2 margin.

The Warriors held a 6-0 lead over Grace at halftime. Waldorf added 10 goals in the second half.

The Warriors face off with Concordia University (7-4-2) in Seward, Nebraska on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Waldorf, which has a 1-0 record in North-Star-Athletic-Association (NSAA) play, takes on University of Jamestown (5-8-1, 0-1) on Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. conference matchup in Jamestown, North Dakota.