Men's Soccer Records a Shutout at Home

Fr. Jacob Pulliam scored the lone goal of the Crusaders win over Baldwin Wallace on Saturday afternoon. (Jeff Mills photo)
Fr. Jacob Pulliam scored the lone goal of the Crusaders win over Baldwin Wallace on Saturday afternoon. (Jeff Mills photo)

 

COLUMBUS – Capital University's men's soccer team defeated Baldwin Wallace, 1-0, improving to 4-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings on Saturday afternoon.

Freshman Jacob Pulliam scored the lone goal of the game, sending a penalty kick to the back of the net in the 17th minute of play.

The penalty kick was a result of the Yellow Jackets starting goalkeeper holding onto and then pulling down a Crusaders player in the box, which resulted in an immediate red card, earning him an ejection early in the match.

From that point forward, the referee was quick with the whistle on numerous instances of physical play throughout the remainder of the game, as a total of four cards were given, two yellow cards to Capital and one of each to Baldwin Wallace.

A total of 13 fouls were called between the two teams as well.

As the match progressed into the second half of play, both teams managed to unload just five shots and in turn save two apiece, as the Crusaders went on to win, shutting out the Yellow Jackets, 1-0.

With the win, Capital moves into a tie for third place near the top of the OAC standings.

Leading the way for the Crusaders was Pulliam, scoring his first goal of the season, while senior goalkeeper Bob Weisgarber saved all four shots on goal that he faced.

In total, the Crusaders manufactured five shots on goal of their 15 total shots.

Next match for Capital (7-6-3, 4-3 OAC) is at Muskingum on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.