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Azusa Pacific beats rival to win first NAIA men's title
November 21st, 2007 9AM



[CHAMPIONSHIP] Sven Simon scored one goal and set up another to lead top seeded Azusa Pacific to its first NAIA men's national championship with a 2-0 win over Southern California rival Concordia on Tuesday night in Olathe, Kan.

The Cougars peppered Concordia with 28 shots and got goals by Simon in the 42nd minute and Ashkon Banihashemi in the 72nd.

APU won after losing in the last two finals. It lost, 2-1, to Martin Methodist in Tuesday's women's final.

NAIA Men's All-Tournament Team:
Mike Borst, Concordia (Ala.), Sr.
Nenad Cudic, Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.), So.

Lucas Barrett, Simon Fraser (B.C.), So.
Pablo Campos, Fresno Pacific (Calif.), Jr.
Steven Lenhart, Azusa Pacific (Calif.), Sr.
Steinthor Thosteinsson, Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.), Fr.

Josh Bennett, Simon Fraser (B.C.), Fr.
Nik Chamberlain, Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.), So.
Jon Fahey, Concordia (Calif.), So.
Elijah Mwansanga, Azusa Pacific (Calif.), Sr.

Lucas Bellisomo, Simon Fraser (B.C.), Sr.
Hugh Davey, Embry-Riddle (Fla.), Sr.
Mike MIrzadeh, Concordia (Calif.), Sr.
Eric Winblad, Azusa Pacific (Calif.), So.

MVP and Offensive Player of the Tournament:
Steven Lenhart, Azusa Pacific (Calif.), Sr.

Defensive Player of the Tournament:
Mike Borst, Concordia (Calif.), Sr.

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