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Men’s soccer falls to Alma on home field

September 11, 2015

Photo taken by Andrea Correa/ Sophomore Adam Stenzel prepares to inbound the ball against Alma College.

The Scots played superb defense against an Alma team that scored seven total goals in its last two games by keeping them to just two goals. The offense could only muster up one goal, losing the game 2-1. Alma remains undefeated through three games while the men are now even at 1-1.

“The younger players are really stepping up,” said Senior Max Daniels. “Other than three senior starters, our starting line-up is composed of all sophomores and freshmen, with each of them playing a vital role. To see the younger guys give it their all every day is really encouraging moving deeper into the season. We look pretty strong on the ball in terms of possession through the first couple of games, which will aid us moving forward.”

Thirty-nine minutes had expired in the match before Alma scored its first goal. The Scots found their answer to that goal in the second half when sophomore Justin Seeley set up his teammate sophomore Zeb Soignier to score on breakaway just seven minutes in.

Defense was the theme of this game, as neither team was able to fire off a good shot following the goal by Soignier. Sophomore goalie Chase Stroud and the Scot’s defense held strong but ultimately gave up the game-winning goal with less than ten minutes left in the match.

“We are a family on and off the field,” said senior Danny Guzman. “There are many improvements that we need to make in order to become the best defensive team in the conference. The biggest thing is that we have to keep on practicing and making sure we have to play and communicate for the full 90 minutes of the game.”

Both teams combined for just six total shots in the match. Last week, the Scots were able to best the Principia Panthers to the tune of 2-1. Senior Danny Guzman provided the game-winner with his successful penalty kick.

The Scots will return to action Saturday, September 12th when they travel to Mequon, Wisconsin. The Scots will take on the men of Concordia University who sit at 2-1 following their loss to Trinity International last week.

Anthony Matozzi
Sports editor

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