Men's Soccer Plays to Draw On the Road

So. Mario Suarez of the Capital Crusaders men's soccer team. (Jeff Mills photo)
So. Mario Suarez of the Capital Crusaders men's soccer team. (Jeff Mills photo)


Wooster, Ohio – The Capital University men's soccer team moved to 3-1-3 on the season, after playing The College of Wooster to a 1-1 draw in double overtime on the road Saturday night.

After suffering its first loss of the season last match at Denison, Capital continued their road trip and attacked early on in their match against the Fighting Scots.

Senior Nick Eley got the Crusaders on the board first with a goal in the 6th minute, coming off a misplay by the Wooster goalkeeper.

With the Crusaders leading 1-0, the Fighting Scots attack was quite limited, as Capital held their opposition to just four shots for the remainder of the opening frame.

Just a few minutes into the second half of play, Eley was on the attack again, striking a shot that sailed high, keeping the Crusaders attack moving forward.

Shortly after, senior Tim McCarthy struck a shot on goal that was saved by Wooster's goalkeeper, while junior R.G. Florey ripped a shot on goal of his own minutes later, but to no avail.

As the second half winded down, it appeared the Crusaders would escape with a 1-0 victory until Wooster scored a goal in the 43rd minute, on a shot into the upper left side of the net, following a throw-in from the right side of the field that bounced in favor of the Fighting Scots.

In the first overtime, neither team was able to find the back of the net, but Capital did tally the lone shot of the overtime period. Much of the same in the second overtime, as neither team scored, ending the match in a 1-1 draw.

Leading the way for the Crusaders was Eley who recorded his team-leading fourth goal of the season, while also leading the team in this match in shots (6).

Florey followed with four shots, one of which came on goal, while five additional Crusaders recorded at least one shot apiece.

With the tie, the Crusaders play to a draw for the third time in their last five games.

Next match for Capital (3-1-3), is at Kenyon on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. This match will serve to be the Crusaders final non-conference test before Ohio Athletic Conference play opens up the following week.