Men’s soccer splits landslide win with close loss
The men’s soccer team had a split weekend with two away conference games Oct. 12 and 14.
The ‘Cats took a landslide win against George Fox, winning 3-0 Oct. 14.
In the first two minutes of the game, freshman Domenico Del Prete attempted a shot but missed left.
Sophomore Grant Loriaux was forced to face 10 shots within the first half and had to make four saves.
Sophomore Jake Baker sent a cross toward Del Prete, who scored the first goal of the game for the Wildcats.
Defense remained strong when the Bruins tried to fight back.
Two minutes after their first goal, sophomore Tyler Repic sent a shot toward the right corner, giving the Wildcats a two point lead.
In the second half, the ‘Cats kept a strong defense and fought all of the Bruins’ attacks.
Baker sent in a cross and was deflected into the goal, securing the Wildcats the win against the Bruins.
The ‘Cats lost to Pacific in a close match, losing 3-2 Oct. 12. The Boxers quickly scored a goal in the first half, putting them in the lead in the first 20 minutes.
Throughout the remainder of the half, both teams had multiple opportunities at shots. Del Prete attempted shots at different occasions but was continually blocked. Senior Harper Taylor tried soon after, causing the Boxers to make a quick save.
In the second half, the Boxers quickly scored their second goal, giving them a two-point lead. Del Prete responded and sent a shot right into the top corner.
Attacks were built throughout the next few minutes, and both teams earned a corner kick. Baker served the ball toward senior Tyler Sedlacek, who kicked the ball straight into the middle of the net.
As the clock winded down, the game almost went into overtime but the Boxers slipped in another goal, securing their win.
The Wildcats will next face Puget Sound on the Logger’s turf Oct. 20.
Ivanna Tucker/ Sports editor
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