(Defiance, OH) The Defiance College Men’s Soccer team was one of several teams to travel to Berea, Ohio this weekend to play at Baldwin Wallace. They traveled with the Women’s soccer team for a pair of games, with the women’s at 4 and the men’s at 7. The Defiance College Volleyball team was also at Baldwin Wallace that weekend for the OAC/HCAC Crossover.
DCMS had a lot of confidence going into this game, having one of the best starts in school history! Congratulations to them! They went into the game 4-2-2 while Baldwin Wallace came in at 3-5.
The game started off as a grudge match, until the 29th minute, when a booming shot by one of Baldwin Wallace’s players snuck past keeper Clay Musgrave. This goal did not stun the Men’s team though, as they were able to answer.
In the 49th minute, Defiance was able to put in a goal of their own, scored by Senior Andrew Brown, and assisted freshman Liam Hall. Baldwin Wallace was able to quickly answer though, just 5 minutes later, followed by yet another goal in the 58th minute.
Defiance dropped this game 3-1 as a final, only being able to put 5 total shots on goal while BW was able to put 25 total on goal. Musgrave saved several of those shots on goal, and saved the lead from being extended past 3 goals for BW.
After the game, Senior forward Christian Meister did not see this loss as a complete bad thing. He stated, “It was a tough loss no doubt, but the way we played hard the whole game showed promise towards achieving our goals this season and we are looking good heading into conference.”
The men do have one more match before they start their conference play against Thiel, at Thiel on Wed, 9/27. Thiel will come into the game with a record of 3-5.
The men open up their conference play after the women on Saturday at 3:30 against Franklin. They would love to have support for their first home conference match, so do not be afraid to come out and go from event to event Saturday, as the women’s team is home, along with football and volleyball!
If you see a men’s soccer player around campus, do not be afraid to say good luck and congratulations on the good start. As always, Go Jackets!
Written by Zac Bires