Swannanoa, N.C. - The Owls of Warren Wilson College men's soccer played Trinity College at home on Saturday, September 1st. It was the first match between these two teams in recent history. The match began with a few good scoring chances for Warren Wilson, however, Trinity opened the scoring with a 30 yard, breakaway chip, taking a 1-0 lead. The Owls had chances early in the match to equalize, unfortunately Trinity would put in a second goal with less than 1 minute remaining, going into halftime ahead 2-0.
The Owls would strike early in the second half when a ball was played in by Junior Evan Gammons deflected to freshman Levi Jackson, who juggled the ball to his right for a fantastic volley goal. Trinity would respond soon after, taking a 3-1 lead. The Owls dug deep to claw back into the game, and a converted penalty kick by senior Ansel Sherman, put the Owls down 3-2 and shifted the momentum for the Owls. The Owls would looked to equalize, and had a few great looks. Unfortunately, they were unable to convert and the final score would see the Owls fall 4-2.
"We played a well fought match, but came up just short," stated head coach Joshua Shemroske.
Looking ahead to the next match, they face off against Toccoa Falls College September 4th.