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Tue, Oct. 3, 2017 - [Men's Soccer]

OKLAHOMA CITY – Dominik Tajak of the Mid-America Christian University men's soccer team was held off the scoresheet in the Evangels' loss at Wayland Baptist, but he got back on the sheet in a big way on Tuesday.

Tajak scored three goals in the first half, and he added an assist in the second frame, as MACU (7-2, 1-1 SAC) overcame an early deficit to cruise past St. Gregory's University (2-5-2, 0-2 SAC) 6-2.

Tajak opened the scoring in the fourth minute, cashing in a pass from Oliver May to give MACU the 1-0 lead, but SGU came back quickly. In the ninth minute, Ruben Basurto converted a Penalty Kick to level the score, and in the 19th minute, Frank Molina scored after a punt bounced over the MACU back line and he cracked a shot into the left side netting to give the Cavaliers a 2-1 lead. Tajak tied the score in the 36th minute with May recording his second assist of the match, and Caleb Roldan combined with Sergio Ribeiro for a beautiful give-and-go play to put MACU back on top in the 38th minute. As time wound down in the first half, Sage Moore found Tajak with a pass, and Tajak headed it home with one second left in the first half, and at the break, MACU held the lead, 4-2.

Tajak added an assist on a goal from Simon Wieschemann in the 60th minute to push the MACU lead to three, and with 47 seconds left in the match, Mikey Ortega scored on a free kick from the top of the box to cap the scoring and provide the final margin of 6-2.

Jakob O'Meara-Gill (6-1) made five saves in the win, and Paulo Lopez (0-1) was tagged with the loss.

MACU will hit the road for an important SAC test on Saturday when they take on the John Brown University Golden Eagles (5-3-1, 1-0-1 SAC) at 3 p.m.