Regents Denied by Crusaders
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Posted by: Regents Sports Information
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Following a tough home loss on Tuesday, the men's soccer team took to the field looking to get back on the winning sideline as they welcomed the Clarke University Crusaders. The Crusaders entered the match with a 1-0 record while the Regents came into today sporting a 1-1 record.
It was again a pretty evenly matched first half of soccer between the Regents and the Crusaders. Clarke struck first scoring the opening goal around the 24 minute mark in the first half. It turned out to be an unlucky break for the Regents as the shot appeared to graze off a Regent defender and change direction as it rolled into the goal. As the Regents were perhaps still trying to figure out what happened, the Crusaders made it a 2-0 game less than two minutes later and would take that lead into the half.
After the Crusaders made it a 3-0 lead shortly into the second half, the Regents would answer with a goal of their own. Freshman Devin Standard (Monroe Center, Ill./Stillman Valley) got the Regents on the board in the 51st minute of the match. Standard took advantage of a misplaced Crusader header in front of the goal lacing it into the corner of the net. Shortly after making it a 3-1 game, Clarke would take advantage of another strange play heading the ball into the goal from the top of the goalie box. Neither team would score for the remainder of the match giving Clarke a 4-1 victory.
After a couple of days off, the men's soccer team returns to the field on Sunday, September 9th when they welcome the Knox College Prairie Fire to Sam Greeley Field. The non-conference match is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.