WINONA LAKE, Ind. – The Goshen College men's soccer team dropped its fourth in a row to Grace College, falling 3-0 at Miller Field Saturday afternoon.
"It was a rough day for us getting beat 3-0, but credit goes to Grace and their coaching staff for how they were able to prepare their side for the match up," head coach Tavi Mounsithiraj said. "I was a little disappointed by how we played, we just were not able to do the things that we are capable of doing such as keeping possession and creating chances."
The Lancers struck early, in the 12th minute, and then added goals on either side of the halftime break to stay unbeaten in Crossroads League play (2-0-1). Gift Sibukome, Shane Barthuly, and Nikola Blazic were the goal scorers for Grace.
In being out shot 24-6 (8-2 on frame), the Maple Leafs suffered their first league loss of the year (1-1-1). Senior Brian O'Leary made five saves in the losing effort.
"As we prepare for our next match, the boys need to realize that they need to be accountable for how they perform, how they train, and how they take care of themselves," the 12th-year head coach continued. "We have got to find the way to fix our problems and that starts with the coaching staff and how we get these guys to play soccer like they are capable of playing and getting them to stay focused and disciplined on the field."
Goshen (6-4-1) will be back on the pitch when they host Crossroads League foe Huntington University Tuesday night.