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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Astwood Helps Omaha Win Summit Tournament Title

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For the first time since 2017 Arnezha Astwood and his University of Nebraska Omaha Menís Soccer teammates have been crowned the Summit League Tournament Champions.

The University of Nebraska Omaha defeated the Kansas City Roos 2 - 0. Omaha finished the tournament not having a single goal.

Astwood was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Omaha wasted no time asserting themselves into the action. Just 25 seconds into the match, Sokol Ymeraj got a shot on net that was just inches from going in but bounced off the post.

Nathanael Sallah had his first big save of the night in the 20th minute, saving the ball from sneaking in the bottom right corner.

In the 25th minute, Martin Lago was playing the ball in the box and got fouled by KC's Carson Lindsey, resulting in a penalty kick.

None other than Theo Klein set up for the kick. The king of PKs did it once again, recording his sixth PK of the season.

With a good kick, Omaha was up 1-0 early in the match. Despite the lead, Omaha knew they had to stay focused defensively, as it was only a one-goal lead with 65 minutes remaining.

Sallah made another huge save from a shot up the middle in the 30th minute to contain the one-goal lead.

Kansas City would get one final shot off in the first until the clock ran to 45 minutes and Omaha went to the locker room up 1-0.

Kansas City came into the second half, looking for an equalizer. 45 seconds into the second, Sallah would make another save, once again keeping them scoreless.

Started at the beginning of the 51st minute with a shot by Junior Casillas, followed by Omaha corner kick resulting in two additional shots on goal.

Just as the match was coming to a close, in the 87th minute, Omaha found the back of the net once more.

Wawa Palga grounded the ball after a punt from Sallah. He passed it off to Klein who threaded it back up Palga on the left side. Palga crossed it to Ede Gramberg at the arc of the box.

Gramberg fired a shot that was initially saved. The shot bounced off the keeper's hands giving Gramberg a second shot and this time he would find the back of the net.
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