November 3, 2016 – The Virginia Mountaineer
MMS Varsity Soccer Team Captures Program’s First National Championship
Mountain Mission School’s varsity soccer program brought home its first national championship banner last weekend after earning first place in division two of the National Association of Christian Athlete’s (NACA) tournament.
With the victory, MMS soccer ended the year with an impressive 20-1-2 record.
Twenty-six schools participated in the tournament and after MMS senior Samuel Pakili’s last-minute header to win the first game in pool play and a disappointing second-game tie, the Challengers prepared to take on the division two bracket. Facing Maryland’s Grace Academy in their first division game, the two teams were deadlocked at a 1-1 tie for 55 of the 60 minutes in regulation. Forward Caleb Dusingizimana punched in two crucial goals in the last five minutes to secure a 3-1 victory.
Read about the other matches that lead to victory in the full article here: Mountaineer Article - National Champs.pdf