The victory — earned in front of its home crowd at Hohlt Park’s Rankin Field in Brenham, Texas — pushed Blinn’s record to 10-5-2 overall and 6-4-1 in conference play. The Bucs are in third place in the eight-team region.
“The lads showed a tremendous desire this evening,” Blinn head coach Michael McBride said. “The work rate was top drawer and our execution in front of goal was clinical. I’m very proud of their performance.”
After the Jaguars opened the scoring on a goal in the 10th minute, the match remained 1-0 until freshman forward David Garcia scored on an assist from freshman defender Joe Loughnane and freshman forward Toby Lansdowne in the 50th minute.
Tshimanga’s assist was the 13th of his Blinn career, moving him into third all-time in the program’s record book.
Freshman midfielder Bryan Arevalo scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute to put the game away.
The Buccaneers totaled 18 shots to the Jaguars’ 11.
(Pictured: Blinn College’s Kevin Pena)
Sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Pena made eight saves and improved to 9-5-1 in goal this season.
Following Wednesday’s match, a total of 19 different players have scored at least one goal for Blinn this season, a program record. The Bucs also continue to lead NJCAA Division I in assists with 72.
Blinn hosts fifth-ranked Tyler Junior College in a region match at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Rankin Field.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 42 NJCAA national championships since 1987.