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Tue, Oct. 10, 2017 - [Men's Soccer]

OKLAHOMA CITY – With the wind howling at Evangel Field on Tuesday afternoon, the Mid-America Christian University Men's Soccer Team found themselves in a scoreless draw late in the second half against Bacone College. The Evangels' leading scorer, however, made sure that MACU would not miss out on the result.

Dominik Tajak – just 24 hours after being named the SAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in 2017 – scored on his own rebound in the 75th minute, putting MACU (8-3, 2-2 SAC) on top of Bacone College (7-4-1, 2-2-1 SAC) on their way to the 2-0 win.

MACU played with the wind in the first half, and they controlled the play for much of the half. MACU out-shot Bacone 6-1 in the opening 45 minutes, but Bacone goalkeeper Dev Bhamra stopped the only three shots on goal he faced. Bacone nearly broke the ice in the 17th minute when Samuel Chillman ripped a shot off the inside of the right goalpost, but it stayed out of the net, and at intermission, MACU and Bacone remained scoreless.

Bacone began to get in the flow of the match in the second half, playing with the wind and keeping MACU on their heels early. The Evangels, though, regained their bearings, and in the 75th minute, they broke through. Yannis Krouk took the ball deep into the right corner and sent a cross back to Tajak in the middle of the box. Bhamra was equal to the task on Tajak's first shot, but Tajak collected his own rebound and scored the unassisted tally to put MACU ahead 1-0. In the 81st minute, Brad Bennions tried to find Tajak in the middle again, but the pass bounced all the way to Oliver may who buried a shot inside the left post to double MACU's lead. Bacone tried to press forward to get on the board, but the MACU defense kept them at bay, and the Evangels took the win 2-0.

Jakob O-Meara Gill (7-1) picked up his fourth clean sheet of the season, and Bhamra (4-2-1) took the loss despite making seven saves.

MACU will head out on their final road trip of the season, opening a three match away swing on Saturday at Central Christian College (7-3-1, 0-2-1 SAC) at 3 p.m.