CINCINATTI, Ohio - Men's soccer narrowly misses a win in their first conference matchup of the season against Mount St. Joseph.
The teams were evenly matched both offensively and defensively. Each team traded possessions up and down the field and their defenses allowed little opportunity for shots on the goal. Earlham had four shots on the goal and the Lions had only had six.
The Lions struck first in the 23rd minute after Seth Freppon connected with the net unassisted. Two minutes later Earlham's Yuki Adams answered the call after an on the money pass by Andrew Strozewski making the score 1-1. Mount St. Joe's Austin Masters would score the last goal of the half by capitalizing off of a Lions corner kick. Earlham went into halftime down 2-1.
After a slow start to the second half, the first shot was a goal by the Lions' Alexander Horschmeier in the 62nd minute, putting Mount St. Joe up by two goals. With seven minutes left of the half, a yellow card on the Lions' Cameron Willis gave Drew Fitzgibbon the opportunity to score. The game ended 3-2 in favor of the Mount St. Joe.
The Lions played a much more physical game than the Quakers as evidenced through their eight fouls, three in the first half and five in the second. The Quakers only had one foul in the first half.
Earlham returns to conference play on October 3 for a home game against Transylvania at 3:30pm.
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