WATERTOWN, Wis. – The Crusaders reserved one of their best performances against the #2 team in the conference, Concordia-Wisconsin, in a 4-0 loss on Thursday afternoon.
Concordia’s Van Dusseldorp scored at the 13 minute mark, and the Falcons added a goal 10 minutes later, but Maranatha applied consistent pressure throughout the first period.
Junior forward Mitchell Holley (Watertown, Wis.) had three shots (two on goal), and freshman midfielder Marvin Klaudt (Los Mochis, Mexico) put the team in good position time and again with his speed and passing.
On one occasion, senior midfielder Brian Lundquist (Reading, Mass.) nearly had a header on a nice pass that ended up offside. Holley also missed several scoring opportunities to put Maranatha on the board.
Junior goalkeeper Tyler Holley (Watertown, Wis.) played an excellent game despite the loss, recording four saves.
Coach Pill stated, “It was good to have a number of players at full health including Drew DeLozier at midfield. There were moments we played really well, but our youth and inexperience showed through a bit.”
The men’s soccer team travels to Rockford, Ill. to face the Rockford Regents on Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m.