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October 14, 2016

Mens soccer Seniors

Men's Soccer Seniors

Men's Soccer Falters at Homecoming Match

Jensen Lassiter

On Saturday, Oct. 8, Manchester University men's soccer played Rose-Hulman for the Homecoming soccer match. The Spartans fell to Rose-Hulman 0-4, marking the team’s third loss of the season and second shutout.

During the first half of the game, Rose-Hulman held the Spartans at 3-0, and the last goal came during the second half. "The final score was a tough result,” said first year Noah Tong. “We had long stretches in the game where we played really well. Un-fortunately, Rose-Hulman capitalized on our mistakes and made us pay. Now we know what to improve on in upcoming conference games."

While MU is 1-2 for conference play, Rose-Hulman is currently 3-0, ranking them second in the conference. "Rose-Hulman is a good team, so it was an important game for us,” Tong said. “There seemed to be a bigger crowd than normal, and the team appreciated the support." 

This bigger crowd came as a result of Homecoming weekend, and the unusual amount of fans added to the pressure. "We prepare for all matches, but I think there was a little extra emphasis put on this game,” Tong said.

MU's Men's soccer resumes this week with two away matches. The Wednesday, Oct. 12, match took the men's soccer team to Franklin, which holds a 1-1-1 record cur-rently. The score was 1-3. The last match of the week is scheduled for tomor-row, which will take the men to face off with Transylvania, also with a 1-1-1 record.