The Warren Wilson College Men's soccer team lost at home to the Emory and Henry Wasps 2-0 on Tuesday evening. The Owls came out flying applying heavy pressure on the Wasps defense. Freshman Eliot Baker was found out wide on numerous occasions and earned the owls two corners early on that they were not able to capitalize on.
The Wasps broke the deadlock in the 17th minute against the run of play when they were given a free-kick outside the 18-yard box. The ball was whipped into the near post where the Wasps got on the end of the ball to put it in the back of the net. The Owls did not falter and continued to possess the ball and pin the Wasps into their half. The score was 1-0 going into the half.
The Owls came out and continued to get numerous shots and chances on goal but the Wasps goalkeeper continued to have a great performance in goal. The Wasps would find another look at goal against the run of the play but Senior goalkeeper Tristan Perryman made a fingertip save low to his right to prevent the Wasps from extending their lead.
With 13 minutes left in the game, the Wasps would find the back of the net once more off of a set piece throw-in. The Wasp midfielder played the ball short, which was then served into the box to find the head of the Wasp player.
The match finished with the Owls outshooting the Wasps 18-10. The Wasps goalkeeper made 13 saves to Perryman's 4. Lastly, the Wasps earned 15 fouls to Warren Wilson's 9.
"Tonight was a tough game to drop because we were the better team. I know that in soccer the better team does not always win, but feeling for my guys. I could not ask any more out of them and am extremely proud. Emory and Henry have a very direct style of play and are good at executing their set pieces, which was the difference between the sides. The main thing to highlight here is we are getting better and better each game and believing in our process. We will use tonight to learn and get prepared for our match this weekend," said Coach Scachetti.
The Owls are back in action this weekend at home against the Mississippi University of Women at 1 PM. The game will be the first of a doubleheader with the women's program, who kicks off at 3 PM.
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