Section: Soccer

Men’s Soccer

By Oliver DeBarros

The Lords soccer team’s 12-game winning streak came to an end as they lost to 16th-ranked Wabash College 1-0 and tied Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) 0-0 to move to 12-1-1 on the season.

The Lords took on Wabash on Saturday. After two attempts on goal within the first 12 minutes, the Lords struggled to find their usual offensive rhythm. Wabash played a high-pressure system that the Lords had trouble breaking down.

In the 70th minute, Wabash broke the deadlock when first year Stojan Krsteski met a corner at the near post and headed it in. It would prove to be the game-winning goal.

Cameron Scott ’15 said, “Credit to them for challenging us and beating us in almost every category. It wasn’t our day, but hopefully we’ll get to play them again soon.”

The Lords hosted rivals OWU this past Tuesday.  The teams combined for a total of 25 fouls and five yellow cards as they played to a scoreless draw.

Neither team made the most of its chances, and only managed five shots on goal between them. The Lords held a 9-1 advantage on corner kicks, but were unable to capitalize.

  For the second straight game, the Lords found themselves in an unfamiliar situation, as they were held scoreless again.

“We’ve been bruised up a bit during this difficult stretch in our schedule,” Co-Captain Grant Carney ’15 said. “Now it’s important to really work hard and focus over these next three games as we prepare for the postseason.”

The Lords return to the field at home on Saturday, and invite all to celebrate Senior Day with them by wearing a Halloween costume down to the field.

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