Bison Men’s Soccer Falls to Tough League Opponent

Holly Burns, Sports Co-Editor

The Bison men’s soccer squad suffered a tough loss to highly ranked league rival Navy on Sunday. The Midshipman emerged victorious by a score of 1-0. The loss also prevented the Bison from qualifying for the Patriot League Tournament as well. 

Alex Clarke ’22 posted a strong performance per usual, creating a lot of chances from his position in the midfield. Towards the end of the first half Clarke sent in an excellent cross, but Eddie Perez-Pelaez ’23 headed the ball slightly over the bar. The Midshipmen were able to get a finish in the 54th minute, which proved sufficient to secure a victory.

The Bison fought until the very end of the game, scrambling to get a head on a long throw by Colin Eifert ’22 during the final seconds of the match. Again, Perez-Pelaez got a touch on the throw, but was unable to convert to send the game into overtime.

First-year goalkeeper Logan Kinajil-Moran ’25 made his first career start against the Midshipmen, making three stellar saves to keep the Bison in the game. Navy had a 12-8 shot advantage, but Kinajil-Moran’s strong performance held the two teams scoreless for a majority of the match.

Unfortunately the Bison’s 2-4-2 record in league play is not enough to send them through to the tournament, so they concluded their 2021 season Wednesday with one final game on Emmitt Field against the Loyola Greyhounds.

“It was a hard fought game that could’ve gone either way and unfortunately Navy came out on top. I just feel sorry for the seniors because the loss eliminated us from the playoffs and they have given their all to the program the last four years,” Chris Masur ’23 said.

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