GOSHEN, Ind. – The Goshen College men's soccer team saw its furious comeback fall one goal short as visiting Cornerstone University held on for a 3-2 victory at the GC Soccer Complex Wednesday night.
It was a rough start for the Maple Leafs, who surrendered three goals in the contests' first 23 minutes (Isaac Grotenhuis, Jake Stanko, and Tristen Esprit).
The last 45 minutes was a completely different story, though, with Goshen having more possession and opportunities. Their first breakthrough came in the 48th minute when junior Jacob Yoder broke free in the box and was knocked down. For the second-straight match, Josh Van Allan stepped up to the spot and calmly put Goshen on the board.
In the 69th minute, Yoder was again playing the setup role. He slid a pass through the Golden Eagle defense to Daniel Martin who easily hit the back of the net to bring the Leafs back within one.
Unfortunately, they couldn't find the equalizer with the visitors holding on for the 3-2 win. Cornerstone improves to 2-1-1, while Goshen falls to 2-3.
The Golden Eagles had the advantage in shots (11-5) and shots on goal (6-2). Senior Brian O'Leary made three saves for the Maple Leafs who will be back in action when they host Lawrence Tech at 7 p.m. on Saturday.