LATROBE, Pa.—Returning from a 1-0 deficit in the second half, Franciscan men’s soccer tied it up and led the St. Vincent College Bearcats into double overtime, only to fall 2-1 after 104 minutes of hard play.
“We were defending well, but St. Vincent put a lot of pressure on us, and after we turned the ball over, they were able to score within two quick passes,” said head coach Ward Rogers.
Strong efforts were seen on the part of the Franciscan goalie, Edward Huber, with eight saved goals, and midfielder Joseph Krilich also demonstrated offensive ability, scoring the only goal for Franciscan shortly into the second half.
Despite the disappointing loss, Rogers said that the Barons as a team greatly improved their offense from the previous game against Waynesburg University.
“The forwards were able to hold the ball up better and we had some good combination play with the midfield,” Rogers said.
Rogers said that it will be important to build on this offensive improvement in the next few games by creating more scoring opportunities and eliminating turnovers.
The Barons now sit 0-2 overall. They will face Westminster College on Tuesday, September 11 at 3pm.