Men's Soccer

Soccer Falcons Ink Missouri HS Class 2 Offensive Player of the Year

Jacob MooreJacob Moore
Kean Barclay had one Moore big reason to smile on National Letter of Intent signing day.
That's because the East Central College soccer Falcons landed one of their biggest recruits, Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association Class 2 offensive player of the year, Jacob Moore of Southern Boone County.

"We've been watching Jake for three years," Barclay said. "We let him explore the process of looking into colleges, and we think he is the kind of player who is a great fit for our program."

MEN'S SOCCER SPRUCES UP CAMPUS ON HOLIDAY

SOCCER TEAM CLEANS UP CAMPUSSOCCER TEAM CLEANS UP CAMPUS

The East Central College Men's Soccer Team spent their day off cleaning up trash around the campus as a service project on Monday, January 19 for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. As a team, the student athletes took quadrants of the 137 acre campus to help pick up debris during a unusually warm January day.

East Central Signs Top Goalkeeper

East Central Signs Top Goalkeeper

Blake Jerger SigningBlake Jerger SigningThe starting goalkeeper for the Northwest High School soccer team has signed a letter of intent to attend East Central College. Blake Jerger said he can't wait to get started to play for the ECC Falcons.

FALCONS FALL SHORT IN REGION FINAL ON PENALTY KICKS TO MCC-BLUE RIVER

Dylan CassidyDylan CassidyThe Falcons turnaround season almost followed Coach Barclay’s game plan down to the last seconds of the season. East Central College Soccer (11-8-1) traveled to MCC-Blue River to face the Trailblazers in the NJCAA Region 16 championship match. ECC played an almost flawless bend, but don’t break defense keeping the score tied 0-0 at halftime. The Trailblazers found the back of the net first on a breakaway goal that hit the post and went in the net.

FALCONS PICK UP ACCOLADES

An incredible turnaround season has been marked with a number of highlights for the East Central College Soccer Falcons. The team won the school’s 5th conference championship with a regular season 2-1 victory over Jefferson College. Winning the first championship in the newly branded Missouri Community College Athletic Conference came with a number of other accolades. Coach Kean Barclay was named MCCAC Coach of the Year and four players were named 1st Team MCCAC All-Conference.

FALCONS FLY INTO REGION FINAL WITH 2-1 OT WIN OVER JEFFERSON

Zeke LittleZeke LittleThe East Central College Soccer Falcons (11-7-1) continued their amazing turnaround with an NJCAA Region 16 semifinal victory over Jefferson College by a score of 2-1 in over time. The Falcons played a good first half with Zeke Little anchoring the defense in goal for the Falcons. A couple of tremendous saves by Little kept ECC in the match, but Jefferson scored with 40 seconds remaining in the first half to go up 1-0.

FALCONS WIN REGION 16 TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINAL MATCH OVER CROWDER

Patrick BeffaPatrick BeffaAn NJCAA Region 16 Tournament Quarterfinal victory over the Crowder College Ghostriders by a score of 2-1 has ECC Soccer (10-7-1) peaking at the right time of the year. Earlier in the season, the Falcons dropped a home game to Crowder by a score of 4-1 with their worst performance of the year. Reaching peak form at the right time in the playoffs makes for memorable moments in sports and the Falcons have become familiar with dramatic, comeback wins.

FALCONS TRIUMPH OVER SPARTANS 2-1

AJ BannisterAJ Bannister
As the Falcons finish up the regular season the team is looking to make their mark in the record books by erasing a tough start to climb above the .500 mark for the first time all year. The Falcons knocked off Missouri Baptist JV 2-1 to elevate their season record to 8-7-1. A tale of seasons has East Central College winning seven of their last eight matches. Jake Erwin and AJ Bannister were able to score for the Falcons in the victory. Patrick Beffa recorded both assists on the goals in the away match.

EAST CENTRAL CAPTURES MCCAC CONFERENCE TITLE WITH WIN OVER JEFFERSON

The East Central College Soccer Falcons (7-7-1) made huge strides to reach the .500 plateau by beating Region 16 and Missouri Community College Athletic Conference rival Jefferson College by a score of 2-1. The victory also has the Falcons on top of the MCCAC standings as conference champions for the first time since 2011. In the history of ECC soccer, teams have won five conference championships in 2001, 2005, 2008, 2011 and now 2014.

FALCONS CHOP DOWN LOGGERS 3-1

Matt HamptonMatt HamptonThe East Central Soccer Falcons (6-7-1) have won five of their last seven games and have been playing some of their best soccer of the season. A 3-1 victory over Lincolnland Community College was littered with red and not just the opposing team’s jersey color. The Loggers received three red cards in the game as the Falcons were in control of the game from the start. Gino Bono netted his third goal of the season to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead and then Matt Hampton scored the second goal of the match.