Men's Soccer Falls on the Road

So. Chris Mir-Salimi and the Capital Crusaders lost for just the second time of the season on Tuesday evening, falling 3-0 at Kenyon. (Andrea Kjerrumgaard photo)
So. Chris Mir-Salimi and the Capital Crusaders lost for just the second time of the season on Tuesday evening, falling 3-0 at Kenyon. (Andrea Kjerrumgaard photo)

 

Gambier, Ohio – Capital University's men's soccer team suffered just its second loss of the season on Tuesday evening, falling 3-0 on the road to Kenyon College.

The first half of play served to be a scoreless battle, as neither team could find the back of the net.

Senior goalkeeper Bob Weisgarber played a key role in the first half, saving all three shots on goal that he faced.

The Crusaders had a few opportunities to attack their opposition in the half, but to no avail, as all six shots sailed high or wide past the goal.

Capital did not record a shot on goal in the opening half, as both teams headed to the sidelines scoreless in the opening frame.

As the second half began, an early opportunity came in the 55th minute, as the Lords scored off a set piece on a shot that found the back of the net toward the far side of the goal.

Kenyon held just a 1-0 lead, which kept the Crusaders hanging around for quite some time, nearly paying off as senior Tim McCarthy recorded the team's first shot on goal in the 76th minute, which was saved by the Lords goalkeeper.

The Crusaders continued to hold their opponent scoreless until the 81st minute, when Kenyon doubled their lead following a strike outside the near post as Weisgarber came out aggressively to challenge the shot.

With a 2-0 lead, the Lords defensive prowess continued to hold the Crusaders offense at bay, as Capital would finish the game with just two shots on goal, while surrendering 10 to their opposition, before eventually falling to Kenyon, 3-0.

In total, the Crusaders were able to force 13 shots as a team, while earning seven corner kicks throughout the match.

With just one non-conference matchup remaining, Capital (3-2-3) is set to tune up one last time and continue their impressive opening set to the 2013 campaign.

Their next is match is at No. 2 Ohio Wesleyan on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.