Men's Soccer Falls 4-2 in Physical Battle
Sep 8, 2018
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque men’s soccer team dropped their home opener to Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon, 4-2.
Dubuque, Univ. of 2, Illinois Wesleyan 4
How It Happened
-The Spartans wasted little time getting on the scoreboard. A cross into the box found the head of Chris Rigby and floated over to Nik Getzinger, who headed into the back of the net.
-Rigby continued to control the attack for UD. Rigby sent a corner skipping into the box and Cameron Scott settled the ball and sent it past the goalie to put UD ahead 2-0.
-With time winding down before halftime, Illinois Wesleyan got loose on a break and sent a cross into the box where it was headed in to cut UD’s lead to 2-1 heading into the break.
-Midway through the second half, UD’s goalie Brandon White punched out the ball on a scramble in fron of the net, it happened to find the foot of a Titan who sent a rocket into the net to even the score.
-In the 77th minute, Illinois Wesleyan grabbed their first lead of the day when they converted on a corner kick opportunity.
-With the Spartans pushing up and attacking to attempt to even the game late, Illinois Wesleyan got a counter attack for a fast break goal to seal the game.
For the Spartans
-Scorers: Nik Getzinger (7:43, Assisted by Chris Rigby), Cameron Scott (22:44, Assisted by Chris Rigby)
-Goalie: Brandon White – 90:00, 4 GA, 5 Saves
For the Titans
-Scorers: Blake Temple, Jack Dilger, Patrick Hickey, Donovan Malone
-Goalie: Alex Ruckstaetter – 90:00, 2 GA, 3 Saves
Up Next for the Spartans
-The Spartans have a quick turnaround as they host St. John’s tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.