–photo courtesy of NJCAA-
CCBC Essex Men’s soccer will play tonight for the national championship against Pima Community College at 5 p.m. in Wichita, Kan.
According to CCBC Essex Athletics Facebook page, the Knights defeated St. Charles Community College 2-1 on Friday night after Sam Diaz scored the game winning game with header in the 70th minute off a rebound.
The semifinal game was scoreless at halftime and CCBC Essex trailed 1-0 in the second half until Kota Tsuchisawa tied the game on a rebound goal in the 67th minute. Kazuma Ishizuka had the assist.
Knight goal Brenden LeMaster had four saves in the win.