The Owls fell on the road 3-0 against the Emory and Henry Wasps.
The Owls had battled hard in the first 30 minutes of the game. The Owls applied good pressure onto the Wasps and were able to get some good possession going in the opening part of the game. The midfield found freshman Paddington Mbumbgwa out wide where he had an individual moment of brilliance to create some space for himself and took a shot from distance. The Wasp keeper made a fantastic upper corner save to keep the Owls at bay.
The Wasps found the back of the net in the 36th minute off of a set-piece where the service found an open man on the backside of the six to head it home for the 1-0 lead. The Owls held strong for the remainder of the half defending an array of set-piece chances. Freshman goalkeeper Solomon Love made a string of fantastic saves to keep the Wasps quiet going into the half.
The Owls came flying out at the start of the second half creating two chances that were taken by Freshman midfielder Will Feehan. However, the Waps responded to the Owl pressure in the 58th minute when they scored off of another set-piece opportunity off service to the back post.
From there, the Wasps never looked back by adding another goal seven minutes later. The Owls would battle hard until the end of the game, but could not capitalize on their chances.
"It was tough to lose this one tonight. We have a very depleted roster at the moment with a lot of injuries. We are focusing a lot on getting our guys back into the lineup. That being said, Emory and Henry was a very solid side. They worked hard, applied good high pressure, and capitalized on their chances. I am confident that our guys will be able to get healthy and get a good rhythm going again for us. I am very proud of this team. Even though this is the second we have lost in a row, they continue to never back down and always work hard. I am extremely excited to continue working with this group as the season goes on" said Coach Scachetti.
The Owls are back on the road for their last away match from a long string of away games against Crown College on Tuesday at 4 PM.
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