INDIANOLA, Iowa -- As the game looked like it was headed to overtime, Darius Doswell scored two goals in the last nine minutes of action to lift the Simpson men's soccer team to a 2-0 win over Grinnell at Buxton Stadium Wednesday.
Doswell decided to break the scoreless draw against the Pioneers (2-2-0) in the 82nd minute off a header. Ricardo Ibarra lined up for a free kick from 35 yards out and placed the ball in front of the net allowing Doswell to score the game-winner.
Several minutes later, Simpson (3-1-0) added an insurance goal in the 89th minute. Doswell received a pass from Baraka Ellie and was able to sink it into the back of the net, giving him three goals for the year and four assists to Ellie.
The Storm had a couple close chances during the contest to score. Ellie sent a corner kick flying in front of the net and Ricardo Ibarra tapped it in, but the goal did not count due to a foul on the play by Simpson. On another instance, the Grinnell goalkeeper caught a shot and fell backwards into the net, but somehow kept the ball from crossing the line completely in the first half.
Simpson controlled the ball the majority of the game and had 17 shots with six on frame, while the visitors only managed to attempt seven.
Junior Jake Potratz had limited action in goal for the Storm tonight. He only had two saves, but produced his third shutout of the year.
The whole Simpson team wore a special uniform combination tonight to honor the lives lost during the events of Sept. 11, 2001. For the jersey, the Storm dawned white tops, red shorts and blue socks to showcase their support for everyone involved during those events.
• Doswell now leads the team with three goals and has 17 in his career.
• Ellie is out in front in the American Rivers Conference with four assists and now has 12 career assists through 25 games.
• As a team, they share the ball very well and are tied for first in the league with 12 assists.
Simpson travels to Bethel on Saturday for a 1 p.m. match against the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe.