MEN'S SOCCER
Record: 4-1-1 Home: 3-1-1 Away: 1-0 Heart: 1-0
 
 
Joe Minton assisted on WPU's first goal
Joe Minton assisted on WPU's first goal
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Cardinal Stritch
William Penn
Men's Soccer - Sun, Sep. 3, 2017

Oskaloosa--The Statesmen men's soccer team had a tough outing Sunday, falling 4-2 to Cardinal Stritch in non-conference play.

WPU (1-1-1) dropped its first contest of the fall, despite outshooting the Wolves (2-1) by a 16-13 tally.

Nothing was doing for either side through the first half of the opening stanza, but CSU quickly changed that with goals in the 27th and 32nd minutes.

The visitors tacked on two more goals early in the second half before Diego Navarro (Fr., Madrid, Spain, Mechanical Engineering) finally helped get the navy and gold on the board at the 69:10 mark.  He scored his second goal of the season off a pass from Joe Minton (Fr., Stoke-on-Trent, England, Physical Education).

Navarro then pulled the Statesmen one strike closer as he also scored in the 86th minute.  The assist was credited to Callum Doyle (So., Southampton, England, Communications).  A few late chances came up empty and the margin stayed at two goals at game's end.

Caleb Pipes-Goulsbra (Sr., Lincoln, England, Exercise Science) finished with two saves in the loss.

"Unfortunately, this was a poor performance by our team today," Head Coach Jaymee Highcock said.  "We have started the season very strong, so this is not what we expected to see.  We can play much better and I hope to see a good reaction from our players this week in practice."

"The season has just begun, but we have to learn from these mistakes," Highcock added.  "Hopefully we do so and put things right in our next game."

Next Up: William Penn remains in Oskaloosa next Saturday to host St. Ambrose in non-conference action at 7 p.m.