DUBUQUE, Iowa -- The Eureka College men's soccer team broke a scoreless tie with a pair of goals in the final nine minutes of Friday's non-conference match at Emmaus Bible and senior goalkeeper Daniel Johnson (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) made seven saves to break the Red Devils' all-time record in a 2-0 win over the Eagles in Dubuque, Iowa.
Johnson ended the match with 295 career saves, breaking Tyler Mumm's (2010-13) previous mark of 293. Johnson's save at 59:47 tied the all-time EC record and his stop of Anthony Flores' shot at 71:48 set the new mark. Johnson earned his 16th career win to extend his own program record and produced his first clean sheet since a 2-0 win over MacMurray at Traister Field on Sept. 24, 2016.
Adam Newell (Morton, Ill./Morton H.S.) broke the 0-0 tie with the match-winner in the 83rd minute. James Bowen (Homer Glen, Ill./Seneca H.S.) and Michael Hansen (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S.) were credited with assists on the play. Bowen provided insurance less than four minutes later when he scored on an assist from Brady Thomas (Mount Pulaski, Ill./Mount Pulaski H.S.) for a 2-0 lead at 86:12.
Eureka will play its second match in as many days on Saturay when the Red Devils welcome St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Spalding at 1 p.m. at Traister Field. The match against the Golden Eagles comes as part of EC's annual homecoming celebration.