RICHMOND, Ind. - A late goal in the second half of the game leads to a loss for men's soccer against the Anderson Ravens.
Although it was a gusty day in Richmond, that seemed to have no effect on the flow of the game and ball movement.
Anderson's defensive strategy was effective in stopping offensive attacks. Each time the ball was on Anderson's side of the field every forward was double teamed making it extremely difficult to get quality shots on the goal.
Despite great defense by the Ravens this was one of the most productive games for Earlham's offense this season. Coming into today's match Earlham was averaging just about one shot on the goal, today they had eight and 15 shots total.
There were three goals scored in the game. Anderson scored their first on a penalty kick by Jacob Pokorski that was awarded after an Earlham handball foul. That goal would be his first of two. In the second half Yuki Adams struck back on a long ball that hit the back left corner of the net tying the game up. The final goal was scored with seven minutes left in the game. Anderson's Wes Erny shot the ball and Earlham's goalkeeper Nicola Manni made an amazing save but just could not hold on to the ball at the goal line which gave Jacob Pokorski the opportunity to put it in the net.
During the last seven minutes the Quakers tried to answer to no avail.
Yuki Adams has scored goals in the last three games. He now has six on the season, the most of all of his teammates.
Men's soccer has their last home game and senior day on Saturday, October 20th against Franklin.
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