By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After scoring three goals in its previous game, Capital University Men's Soccer (5-4) was not able to keep its offense rolling in a 4-1 loss to Thomas More College (Ky.) on Saturday.
Right from the start, Capital's defense was not as sharp as it has been at other points this season. Sam Lewis got the scoring started for the Saints (5-3-1) in the second minute with a goal off of a deflection that gave Thomas More a 1-0 lead.
It didn't take long for Capital to draw even, though. In the 15th minute, junior midfielder Daniel Bundschuh (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills) scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season to make the score 1-1.
Thomas More took the lead back 10 minutes later on a goal by Suli Kayed in the 26th minute. Just four minutes after that goal, Bryce Day gave the Saints a 3-1 advantage with another goal in the 30th. Capital was outshot 6-4 in the first half.
Junior goalkeeper Logan Weidman (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills) started the second half for the Crusaders, his first action of the season. For the next 40 minutes, neither side was able to generate any offense as the defenses settled in. Capital was only able to get off two shots in the second half and Thomas More only took three.
However, one of those shots for the Saints ended any hopes of a Capital comeback. In the 86th minute, DJ Sanders found the back of the net to put Thomas More up by three goals.
Capital will face Ohio Wesleyan University in its next match on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the final non-conference game of the season.