Red Devil soccer clubs win again

Allen Community College's soccer teams both saw themselves trailing before bouncing back to end with a flourish Sunday. Both Red Devil squads brought home come-from-behind victories over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.



September 7, 2021 - 8:40 AM

Allen Community College's Mia Evans possesses the ball in a soccer match earlier this season. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

MIAMI, Okla. — Early deficits didn’t slow down either of Allen Community College’s soccer teams Sunday.

Both Red Devil squads found themselves trailing 1-0 against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College before clamping down on defense from there. And both Allen squads then ended with rapid-fire scoring to seize control.

The Red Devil women scored twice in a 7-minute stretch to take the lead for good in a 3-1 victory.

Tiago Troyano fends off a defender in a soccer match earlier this season.Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Meanwhile, Allen’s men trailed 1-0, and didn’t find the back of the net until Daniel Galindo scored at the 75-minute mark. Then, Tiago Troyano, whose assist led to Galindo’s equalizer, took a Jordan Mase assist and blasted in a shot at the 82nd minute to give ACC a 2-1 victory.

The victories lift the Allen men to 4-2 on the season, while the Red Devil women are at 5-1.

As for the women’s game, NEO took the lead with a goal in the 25th minute before Allen’s Claudia Zahui took a pass from Mia Evans and scored the tying goal just over 3 minutes later.

Kate Giblin was next, scoring from a feed from Samantha Burks to give Allen a 2-1 lead in the 35th minute.

There the score stood until after intermission, when the aforementioned Evans blasted in a penalty kick for Allen’s third and final goal.

The Red Devils are back at home this afternoon for matches against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa. The women’s game starts at 2 p.m.; the men follow at 4.