UPLAND, Ind. - The Goshen College men's soccer team lost its regular-season final 4-0 to host Taylor University Saturday afternoon.
The Trojans - ranked #18 in the NAIA national poll - scored twice in the first 17 minutes and then added two in the second half to complete their MCC season unbeaten at 8-0-1.
"First of all, I want to congratulate coach Gary Ross and his side for winning the MCC regular season title, they are indeed worthy champions," 11th-year head coach Tavi Mounsithiraj explained. "Today we were beaten by a very good Taylor side. I knew it would be a tough test on the road, but I was disappointed we didn't play well. The defeat was a combination of us not being at our best and Taylor simply being very good."
The Trojans out shot the Maple Leafs 16-9 overall and 10-2 on frame. Senior Ryan Troyer (Fredericksburg, Ohio) made six saves in the losing effort.
Goshen finishes the regular season 10-7 overall and 5-4 in the MCC finishing tied for fourth with Grace. By virtual of an earlier loss to the Lancers, the Leafs will travel to Winona Lake for the first round of the MCC Tournament next Saturday. The MCC Quarterfinal match has a 4:00 p.m. scheduled kick off.
"I am really proud of our side and how hard they have been working and to see them mature every day that they get out on the field," Mounsithiraj continued. "Last season we were 5-13 and to finish the year with a 10-7 record, I have nothing but praise for all the boys from player one to 50 and that we are all in this together."