Men’s Sports Recap 9/24-10/1

By Caia Bevins

A lot of things happened in men’s sports this week on the field, so let’s talk about it.

Men’s Soccer played at Manchester on Wednesday. The Spartans scored their first goal of the game in the first half, but it was quickly tied by #11 Riley Hensley a few minutes later. They were tied going into the second half when #3 Quinn Holtzapple scored his first goal of the season. In the final minutes of the game, Manchester scored to tie the game, and the Jackets were unable to score again. The final score was 2-2, and the Yellow Jackets ended with 9 shots on goal.

They played again on Saturday against Hanover. # 11 Riley Hensley scored within the first ten minutes, putting the Jackets at a 1-0 lead. A few minutes later, #6 Jack Stanoikovich scored, increasing their lead. Towards the end of the first half, Hanover scored, putting the score at 2-1. In the second half, Hanover scored again to tie the game, but the Jackets responded by scoring a goal of their own. The goal was scored by #24 Joshua Maurer in the final minutes of the game, which resulted in a 3-2 victory for DC. There were 5 shots on goal, and 10 saves were made by #1 Orry Killam. Men’s Soccer will play again at Rose-Hulman at 3:30 p.m.

The Football team played at Hanover this weekend, where they started the game strong with two field goals made by #10 Zeke Sanchez. The Panthers made a touchdown, but #9 Daniel Budwah quickly intercepted the ball. #0 Tyshaun Freeman scored another touchdown before the end of the first quarter. Going into the third quarter, the Jackets were down 21-13, but the Jackets scored to tie Hanover going into the fourth quarter. The final touchdown was scored by #8 Jalen Warren with 51 seconds on the clock, putting the Jackets in the lead. This was their first win against Hanover since 2015. The football team will play again next Saturday for Homecoming against Mount Saint Joseph at 1:30 p.m.

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