The Warren Wilson Owls fell 3-0 on Sunday afternoon against the University of Cincinnati-Clermont. The game started with the Owls dominating possession and creating some looks at goal early on. Sophomore forward Ben Schmid would find himself 1 on 1 with the goalkeeper on two occasions in the first have that was the result of brilliant build-up play from the Owls. However, the UCC goalkeeper was up for the task and denied Schmid on two occasions.
The deadlock was broken in the 36th minute when UC Clermont would serve a ball over the top of the Owls backline. Hesitation from the Owls backline allowed the UCC forward with enough time and space to put the ball in the back of the Owls net. The Owls would go into the half trailing 1-0 despite a dominant first half.
The Owls came flying out in the second half to make the game level. Freshman midfielder Solomon Love made a hard run on a loose ball in the box and was clipped from behind. The penalty was immediately awarded to the Owls. Freshman Will Feehan stepped up to the plate only to be denied by the UCC goalkeeper. The goalkeeper gave up a rebound that Owl Freshman Max Kline pounced on. The UCC Goalkeeper made a quick recovery to stop the second attempt and the ball went out for a corner.
The Owls kept applying pressure despite the miss and would find the back of the net. However, Schmid would be flagged for offsides despite not being involved in the play and the goal did not stand.
UC Clermont would extend their lead two minutes after the Owl onslaught of chances off of a corner kick set piece. Despite the Owls dominating possession, UCC found the back of the net ten minutes later off of a counter-attack that saw UCC extend their lead to 3.
The game finished UC Clermont 3, Owls 0. "Today was another tough one for us. Most of our games we are dominating possession and having most of the ball, but get countered or concede set pieces. However, we need to make our game complete and not just dominant in certain areas. This is our first year together and we have an extremely young team. I am eager to keep our process going because I have seen nothing but improvements with our group and we are playing a good brand of soccer. All credit to UC Clermont as they had a game plan and executed it well. They were a tough team, but I feel that the scoreline was not indicative of how the game went," said Coach Scachetti.
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