Men’s soccer team loses to Adrian, 3-1

Men's soccer team poses for a team photo prior to its Breast Cancer Awareness game.
Men's soccer team poses for a team photo prior to its Breast Cancer Awareness game.

OLIVET, Mich. – The Olivet College men's soccer team came up short to Adrian College, 3-1, in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) contest today at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet.

THE BASICS                    
Final Score:
Adrian 3, Olivet 1
Location: Cutler Athletic Complex; Olivet, Mich.
Records: Adrian 6-4-1 overall, 5-2-1 MIAA; Olivet 1-9-3 overall, 0-5-3 MIAA

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Bulldogs scored a pair of goals in the first six minutes and 34 seconds of the game. The score stayed 2-0 at halftime.
  • The Comets trimmed their deficit in half in the 78th minute. After receiving a pass from freshman Reece Burton, senior Evan Shambaugh blasted in a shot into the goal from 30 yards out.
  • Adrian tallied its last goal with 4:38 left in the game.

FOR THE COMETS

  • Olivet recorded nine shots.
  • Sophomore Courtney Skerritt led the way with two shots, while seven others each had one.
  • Freshman Justin Lavin played all 90 minutes in goal and made three saves.

FOR THE BULLDOGS

  • Adrian finished with 14 shots, placing six on-frame.
  • Zach Combs, Tad Davis and Mark Proctor scored the goals, and Davis had an assist for three total points.
  • Combs and Brandon Katona registered three shots apiece.
  • Spencer Brown earned the win in goal.

UP NEXT

  • Olivet plays twice on the road next week. On Wednesday afternoon, they play Alma College at 4 p.m., and on Saturday afternoon, they play Trine (Ind.) University at 2 p.m. Please note the change in the start time for the game at Trine.