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Men’s soccer falls to Coe College

September 13, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Monmouth College - Men’s Soccer ties Coe College last Saturday 1-1

This past Saturday, Monmouth College’s Men’s Soccer team played an intense game against the Coe College Kohawks at Coe. Accoring  to leftback Evan Burke Coe typically plays with a “chip on their shoulder”. The atmosphere was intense and it “created a great environment to play in,” Burke said. The game ended in a tie 1-1 after two overtimes.

The Scots played again this past Sunday against Aurora University ending in a Scots’ loss. Daniel Barger said, “We were all very tired as we have been plagued by some injuries and had limited substitutions, “ said senior midfielder Daniel Barger. “They were arguably the best team we will play all year but the loss to them was still a little frustrating.”

The next game for the Men’s Soccer team will be Wednesday, September 11, against Illinois Wesleyan University in Monmouth at 5p.m. Evan Burke said, “I feel that us as a team have taken a lot away from the previous games that we have participated in, in regard to improvements that we can make, and we feel confident going into our next game against Illinois Wesleyan. Wesleyan, being a part of the strong soccer conference of the CCIW, will be a tough side, but with the personnel present on the Fighting Scots soccer squad, the game should be a well-fought battle.”

Overall, with a tough non-conference schedule to start the season, the Scots’ own a 0-3-1 record thus far, which is not the way they would have liked to start, but are making vast improvements upon each game.

Daniel Barger, is confident about his team’s ability to represent themselves this season. He said, “We have some good talent and some solid players and play. As I said before we aren’t there yet, but it will come. We aren’t in crunch time yet so we haven’t quite seen what we are made of yet. This team could go far if we stay focused and concentrate and communicate in our games. The season so far has not shown our full potential but give it some time. We have a ways to go until the season closes.”

Neddy Velez
Contributing Writer

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