The men of Wittenberg’s soccer team faced tough competition yet again on Sunday’s match against the Allegheny Gators. This was the first test inside of the NCAC conference, and it did not profit well for the men’s team as they were shut out in a 3-0 loss at the end of regular time.
“We came out flat. Once they went up 3-0 we finally woke up, but it was too late,” said senior defender, Spencer Hogue.
In the first half, the Tiger defense failed to stand down the opposing Gators, allowing the first goal between the pipes in a mere 10 minutes of play. And as the clock ticked down to the end of the first half, the roar of the Tiger was transformed into a cry for help, as two more goals were put up before the forty-five minute mark. The question posed for the men at the end of the half, was where is the offense?
“It’s hard to fight back after giving up a deficit like that,” added Hogue.
The men produced nine shots in total throughout match play but only one of those shots were put on goal. The Tiger’s must find better scoring opportunities in future matches, as they go on to play at home on October 1st.
(Mike Caligaris, email@example.com)