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PIONEERS REMAIN FLAWLESS AT HOME FOLLOWING DRAMTIC WIN
 September 30, 2012

Prairie State College freshman midfielder Alexis Ferreira da Silva (Moreira H.S., Brazil) stepped up and delivered when his teammates needed him most Friday afternoon in Chicago Heights.

The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Ferreira da Silva’s marker with just one minute, 21 seconds remaining in regulation, lifted PSC to a dramatic 2-1 triumph over NJCAA Region IV foe Kankakee.

With the win, PSC improved to 10-2 overall while remaining unblemished on its home field at 8-0.

Ferreira da Silva blasted home the match-clinching tally courtesy of a solid pass off the foot of fellow freshman midfielder Lukman Ahmed-Shaibu (AP College, Nigeria).

Ferreira da Silva, who now has six goals on the season, also registered PSC’s first marker of the match.

The Pioneers have now found the back of the net 35 times this season, good for fifth in the national scoring charts.

Goals were going to be hard to come by heading into Friday’s tilt as PSC would be facing stingy Kankakee goalkeeper Carlos Ribera, who currently owns the second spot on the national saves list with 98 stops on the campaign.

Ferreira da Silva gave Prairie State a 1-0 lead with an unassisted tally in the 12th minute. 

The Cavaliers knotted the match in the 68th minute.

PSC sophomore keeper Victor Lozano (East Chicago Central H.S., Ind.) made five saves of his own, several of which required him to leave the ground in order to secure the shot. Lozano is currently ranked 11th nationally in total saves (55).

PSC will now host Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference foe McHenry on Tuesday (4 p.m.).



























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