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2013-09-28 Gunderson, Fierro goals help ONU to 2-0 shutout of Judson
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Seniors Michael Da Silva (left) and Robby Gunderson (right) totaled three of the Tigers six

Gunderson, Fierro goals help ONU to 2-0 shutout of Judson

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 6:34 PM

ElGIN, Ill. — Senior Robby Gunderson (Downers Grove, Ill.) opened up the 2013 season with only one goal through seven games, but his second goal of the season proved to be all that the ONU men’s soccer team needed to beat CCAC opponent Judson University (Ill.). Gunderson is second on the team with seven points. The Tigers won 2-0 after an opening loss in conference play earlier in the week. 

Judson (6-2, 2-1) had not previously lost in conference play, but two second half goals by the Tigers (4-3-1, 1-1) gave the Eagles their first loss eight games in. After a first half that was dominated by great defense and good goalie play, ONU turned up their offensive attack in the second half.

With less than 25 minutes remaining in the game, the Tigers scored first when Gunderson found the net for the second time. He was assisted by senior Michael Da Silva (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). ONU was forced to hold on to a 1-0 lead for the next 17 minutes until the 83rd minute when freshman Miguel Fierro (Urbana, Ill.) scored his third goal of the year by controlling a cross from John Nardozzi (Oakville, Ontario, Canada), who provided the assist, his first of 2013.

The game was physical with both teams reaching double digits in the foul count; however, Judson only had cards handed out.

Sophomore goalkeeper Zach Chambers (Flanders, N.J.) recorded a season-high nine saves en route to his second shutout of the season. Each team had its fair share of shots. ONU finished with 15 (7 SOG), and Judson had 19 (9 SOG). The Tigers had three individuals with at least three shots each.

ONU will be back in action at home on Wednesday, October 2, at 6 p.m. against CCAC opponent Purdue University-Calumet (lnd.).

Boxscore: http://web.olivet.edu/sports/soccer/men/games/2013/onums08.htm