This season, the key to the Hastings College men’s soccer team’s success has been taking advantage of opportunities.
In the first half of Saturday’s match against Northwestern, Hastings College scored one goal on 14 shots. But in the second half, the Broncos found the back of the net five times on just 12 shots, leading to a 6-1 victory.
“The difference between the first half and the second half was we capitalized. We just finished,” said Hastings College head coach Chris Kranjc. “The guys were hungry coming out of the second half... I think the energy was there and, plain and simple, we finished out opportunities. We had some very good looks at goal, and when you have good looks you have to finish them, and we did.”
The win improved the Broncos to 14-2 overall and 7-1 in the GPAC. The Red Raiders fell to 10-6-1 and 6-2-1 in the conference. With the season coming to an end, every match could be crucial to seeding in the conference tournament.