By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Capital University men's soccer team began its run through the Ohio Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday night, but stumbled out of the gate following a 3-0 loss to Baldwin Wallace University at Bernlohr Stadium.
BW DUO STRIKES TWICE
The Yellow Jackets used to combination of Joey Geither and Danny Ruple to score twice in the game and both goals mimicked one another. In the 13th minute, BW played a long ball down the near side of the field. Ruple slid and passed the ball into the box where Joey Geither was there to send home the first goal of the match.
Geither and Ruple struck again in the 70th minute to double up the lead. The action stayed on the near side of the field but this time played it to their left. Ruple took the ball toward the corner and made a defender miss to create space for a pass to Geither open nearly 10 yards away. With a sliding shot, Geither beat Morais to his left and put BW up 2-0.
Capital began to ramp up the pressure toward the end of the first half courtesy of two Brandon Woo header shot attempts, both missed high, however.
Capital maintained its presence as the aggressor through the second half both with possession and its edge in corner attempts in the stanza. Cap had four chances from the corner but was unable to convert on any.
Baldwin Wallace scored a third goal, once again in transition, when Dylan Keeling connected from a loose ball that was a product of a saved shot. Attila Nagy Jr. sent in a shot toward Morais which he saved, but Keeling was there to close in and put home the loose ball to give BW a 3-0 lead in the 74th minute.
- Capital held the edge on shot attempts, 11-10, but was unable to land one on frame.
- Capital was called for 11 fouls to BW's eight, in addition to two late yellow cards.
- Senior Brandon Woo led Cap with four shot attempts/
- Capital has lost of tied its last six matches, holding a 0-3-3 record and has not scored more than one goal in that time
Capital will have a chance to regroup at home on Wednesday night against Heidelberg University. The Crusaders (3-3-3, 0-1-0 OAC) and Student Princes (2-6-1, 0-1-0 OAC) will square off at 7 p.m. at Bernlohr Stadium.