ANGOLA, Ind.-Lack of offensive momentum causes Quakers men's soccer to fall to the Trine University Thunder after two goals late in the second period.
Trine came out immediately attacking the goal. Ben Moricz first shot attempt came within the first 26 seconds of the match, and his shot was saved by Earlham's goalie Nicola Manni. Trine was able to record five more shot attempts in the first period, each saved by Manni. Earlham did not get any shots on the goal in the first period.
In the second period Earlham increased their physicality in an attempt to get more shot attempts on the Thunder goal. Drew Fitzgibbon was able to get Earlham's sole attempt of the game, but it was saved by Thunder goalie Taylor Medina. In the 70th minute a foul on Earlham gave Trine's Nooh Aljabaly a penalty kick, which he scored, putting the Thunder up 1-0. At minute 83, a goal by Alex Jasper extended that lead to 2-0.
Earlham combined for one shot through 90 minutes. Trine was able to take 18 shots on Earlham's goal. The Quakers received 16 fouls though the two periods compared to Trine's five.
On Saturday, September 13, men's soccer will be back at Matlack-Messer for competition against Spalding University at 3:30pm.
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