Unbeaten Streak Continues for Men's Soccer

Unbeaten Streak Continues for Men's Soccer


Columbus – The Capital University men's soccer team continued their unbeaten streak on Saturday afternoon, winning 2-0 against Defiance College at Bernlohr Stadium.

From the opening kick, the Crusaders displayed an aggressive attack, scoring just under five minutes into the match on junior Bobby Atkin's assist to freshman Luke Bobst for his second goal of the season.

Shortly after, the Crusaders continued to pressure their opposition as junior R.G. Florey netted his second goal of the season on an unassisted indirect kick from twenty-five yards out, putting Capital on top 2-0 early in the first half.

Following the two early goals, the physicality of the match was amped up as multiple times play was blown dead by the referees due to multiple fouls being called. In total, 11 fouls were recorded for Defiance, as opposed to Capital's three in the opening frame.

The remainder of the first half featured the Crusaders defense standing strong, allowing a miniscule three shots, two on goal, to the Yellow Jackets.

As the second half unfolded, neither team could notch a goal, but physical play served to be a substitute for the second half of action on the field, as both teams battled to the finish.

In the end, the Crusaders held on to its pair of goals in the first half to notch their third victory of the season.

Leading the way for the Crusaders was Bobst and Florey with a goal apiece, while Atkins tallied the lone assist of the afternoon for the squad.

Senior Bob Weisgarber also played a key role in the net, stopping all four shots on goal that he faced.

In total, the Crusaders outshot the Yellow Jackets by a slim margin of 12-10, while also leading in corner kicks 6-3.

With the win, Capital (3-0-2) takes their unbeaten record on the road on Sept. 18 at Denison. First kick is slated for 7 p.m.