HASTINGS, Neb. – For the first time in 30 matches, the Hastings College men's soccer team walked away from a match with a loss.
On Wednesday night, (RV) Raven Men's Soccer team earned a 3-1 win over (1) Hastings College to snaps the Broncos 30-match unbeaten streak as Benedictine earned the upset over the defending NAIA National Champions.
The match went scoreless into the 30th minute before the Ravens broke through. The Ravens first goal of the season was set up by Felipe Cepeda and Ruairi Cotter and finished by Adam James, who was able to settled the ball in the box and beat Hastings keeper Joe White.
The Ravens remained in the lead through the half where they stood even with the Broncos at seven shots each.
As the second half got underway, the Broncos were able to pull even when they scored during the 51st minute, but the draw was short lived.
Benedictine regained the lead during the 58th minute when Leonardo Armando was able to get White to bite on a move in the middle of the box and then feed Ryan Dickerson who burried the ball in the back of the net.
After a fury of chances for Hastings inside the final two minutes of the match, the Ravens tacked on another goal to ice the match inside the final minute of play.
With White on the attacking end for the Broncos, the Hastings' goal was left empty and after a failed attack by the Broncos, Benedictine's Lukcas Palmer was able to break away from the pack and pushed in another goal with 21 seconds left in the match.
The Ravens finished with six shots on goal and 12 shots.
Caleb Jenkins earned the win in goal, playing all 90 minutes. He finished with six saves.
Benedictine remains on the road over the weekend. They are taking part in the Pizza Ranch Classic where they'll travel to Orange City, Iowa, on Friday for a 5 p.m. match with Northwestern College before traveling to Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday for a 2 p.m. match against Dordt College.