The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Ashford

November 23, 2013

Late goals lift Saints in postseason

CLINTON – With time ticking down and its season close to ending, the Ashford University men’s soccer team was singing the blues.

By the end of the afternoon, the Saints were singing “Sweet Home Alabama” in front of their home fans for the second year in a row.

Down 2-1 to Cardinal Stritch University in the opening round of the 2013 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship, Saints sophomore Tim Krautheim tied the game with 43 seconds to play in regulation. Junior Javier Ramirez netted the golden goal in double overtime to propel the Saints to a 3-2 win over the Wolves.

With the win, Ashford improved to 14-4-1 on the year and advances to the Round of 16 in Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 2-7.

“It was an absolute battle today,” Saints coach Richard Markham said after the game. “Cardinal Stritch is a very good team and they came ready to play today. Our guys made some big plays in crunch time and that was huge to keep our season going.”

On a cold and frigid day at South Campus, the Saints fell behind the Wolves a mere 3:40 in to the game when Will Spurway pounded a shot past Saints’ goalkeeper Chris Higgins to make it 1-0.

But the Saints would answer in the 29th minute when Germany-native Johannes Langhans took a feed from fellow countryman Daniel Dreier and beat Wolves’ keeper Jim Jones for his first career goal.

The teams were tied coming out of halftime, and Ashford nearly took the lead early in the second half when Jones fired a clearing attempt off one of his defenders. The ball was rolling towards the net, but went just wide.

Stritch made it a 2-1 game with 20 minutes to play thanks to a goal from Josh Roberts, putting the Saints’ back up against the wall.

Ashford began to put pressure on the Wolves’ net, but couldn’t find the tying marker as time ticked under one minute to play.

Text Only
Ashford
  • Students get first-hand look at non-profits CLINTON — An upcoming event will showcase Clinton area’s non-profits to incoming Ashford University students.The second Fresh START (Serving to Achieve Results Together) event will be held Saturday, Aug. 16. Students and staff members will serve at v

    July 23, 2014

  • Minnick Ashford director appointed to commission CLINTON —The Ashford University campus director has been appointed to a volunteer commission.Charlie Minnick, vice president/campus director of Ashford University, has been appointed by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Ser

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ashford service trip photo Ashford students complete service trip CLINTON -- When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in August 2005, Ashford University helped the local American Red Cross chapter coordinate a fund-raising drive at the University's Clinton campus. That effort raised thousands of dollars for hu

    June 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Spring athletes receive honors CLINTON -- Six members of the Ashford University baseball team were included on a list of 257 student-athletes from around the country who were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes for the 2013-14 season on Wednesday (May 28) afternoon. Seniors Tom

    May 29, 2014

  • Teacher of the Year Hansen named Teacher of the Year CLINTON -- Ashford University recently recognized two area teachers for excellence. Jean Hansen, a teacher in the Camanche School District, was named the Ashford University 2014 Teacher of the Year, while Nicole Van Zuiden, who teaches in the River B

    May 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Ashford settlement part of a larger scale

    The Iowa Department of Justice isn’t working alone on cases against for-profit, online institutions. Attorney General Tom Miller announced on May 16 that Ashford University (whose campus is in Clinton) and parent company Bridgepoint Education (based in San Diego) agreed to a $7.25 million settlement, which will help cover expenses incurred by misled online students within the state.

    May 22, 2014

  • Ashford to host two fall championships CLINTON -- The Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) announced Wednesday that Ashford University will be the site for the 2014 A.I.I. Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer and Cross Country Championships. The men's and women's cross country titles

    May 15, 2014

  • 5-5-14 AU lead art Non-traditional students trek far for diplomas CLINTON -- The largest on-campus class in Ashford University history received diplomas Sunday. An even greater contingent traveled far to do the same. Students old and young from places like Florida, Kentucky and California found themselves on the Cl

    May 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • preview-2.jpg Excellent grad ready to 'celebrate'

    May 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Four Saints earn A.I.I. accolades LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - One night before play begins at the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Softball Tournament, the conference announced its first- and second-team all-conference honors, and four Ashford players were cited. The Saints

    May 1, 2014

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.