Local players lead ONU soccer on historic trip to NAIA Sweet 16
|Downers Grove South graduate Robby Gunderson has seven goals and six assists for Olivet Nazarene University this season. (Submitted photo)|
Two local soccer players helped lead Olivet Nazarene University to its first-ever appearance in the NAIA Sweet 16.
Starting midfielders Robby Gunderson (Downers Grove South graduate) and Richard Paret (West Chicago) will travel to Montgomery, Ala. Tuesday to take on No. 7 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.).
In first-round action Nov. 17, the unseeded Tigers (14-4-4) earned an impressive road victory, defeating No. 10 Kansas Wesleyan 3-2 in overtime.
This season, Gunderson ranks second for ONU with 20 points, including seven goals and six assists. Paret has three assists.