Men’s soccer concedes late goal, lose to Mount St. Mary’s

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Senior Writer

On Sept. 6 at Emmitt Field, the Bison men’s soccer team competed against Mount St. Mary’s, ultimately falling 2-1. With this most recent loss, the Orange and Blue now hold a 1-2 record overall.

The Bison created multiple opportunities to take the lead, with Eddie Perez-Pelaez ’23 and Jameson Railey ’23 both coming close to finding the back of the net. As the game opened up in the first half and the Bison pressed aggressively, the game became more physical as both teams were called for multiple fouls.

Mount St. Mary’s was awarded a corner in the waning seconds of the first half, scoring with one second remaining before the break. The goal brought the score to 1-0 going into halftime.

In the second half, the Bison were able to get back in the game when they were awarded a penalty kick in the 67th minute after Jake Mittman ’22 was fouled in the box. Matt Thorsheim ’21 converted the penalty kick and drew the Bison level at 1-1. The Orange and Blue continued to build pressure on Mount St. Mary’s, but the Mountaineers were able to score the decisive goal in the 78th minute.

“Despite giving up two goals, we did well to not let our opponents break us down through possessing the ball,” Thorsheim said. “We also created some quality chances throughout the game which is something that we struggled to do consistently last year.”

The Bison played tough in a physical game that featured 48 fouls between the two teams, yet they ultimately could not find an equalizing goal to net a better result.

“Overall the team played well, but we’ll be working on finishing our chances and creating more chances with all of the possession we had in the game,” Thorsheim said.

The Bison will look to rebound when they play Drexel on Sept. 14.

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