The Warren Wilson Owls men's soccer team drew with the Mississippi University for Women Saturday afternoon in Swannanoa, NC.
MUW started the game with a good spout of possession, but the WWC Owls broke up any dangerous attacks that MUW created. The WWC Owls would create a chance of their own off of a set-piece early in the half. Freshman Will Feehan served a dangerous ball into the back post to find freshman defender Gus Lehrman in the air. The MUW goalkeeper came off of his line well and collided with Lehrman and cleared the ball out of the box and away from danger.
The first half was back and forth with MUW getting some solid chances on goal, but Senior Goalkeeper Tristan Perryman would keep the visiting team at bay. The deadlock was broken later in the half when a good string of passes found Freshman forward Max Kline in behind and one on one with the MUW goalkeeper. Kline was taken down by the last defender, which saw a red card given to the MUW defender and a penalty kick awarded to the Owls. Freshman Will Feehan would step up to the plate to finish the PK to put the WWC Owls up 1-0 going into the half.
The second half started with a high amount of MUW pressure on the Owls net. MUW got in behind for a one on one with Perryman, who was able to clear the ball, but a great reaction header from MUW found the back of the net as Perryman was held to the ground after a collision with the MUW forward.
As the second half went on, MUW created more and more chances but the Senior Goalkeeper was having none of it. Perryman went on to make an onslaught of saves that kept the Owls in the match, including a decisive penalty kick that was given to MUW.
"Today was another difficult game for us. MUW is probably the best possession team that we have faced all year. That being said our side could have done a lot more to change the game. It is tough to not capitalize on playing a man up, but I give credit to MUW that competed hard until the end. On a positive note, we did hold on to the draw but we need to make sure we get three points our next time out," said Coach Scachetti.
The Owls are back in action Tuesday at Toccoa Falls. Kick-off is set for 6 PM.
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