RIVER FOREST, Ill. – In a 2-0 NAC loss to Concordia-Chicago, Coach Pill and the Crusaders wish they could erase the first six minutes of the game.
Maranatha outplayed the Cougars at Concordia, with a 16-6 shots advantage and let loose in the second half after giving up two goals in the first six minutes. Junior defender Nathan Lyle (Oregon, Wis.) and sophomore midfielder Dustin Dolan (Watertown, Wis.) each had three shots apiece while six other Crusaders posted at least one shot.
Coach Pill voiced both encouragement and discouragement over a loss saying, “The first six minutes of the game were rough as we had a missed clearance that led to a goal and then giving up another one a few minutes later. At the 15 minute mark we had the better play and in the second half we really controlled play.”
Pill and the Crusaders are hoping that it’s only a matter of time before they are rewarded for their excellent team play.
They will get that opportunity at home on Tuesday, October 18 at 3:00 p.m. against Beloit College.