Men’s Soccer falls to Loyola

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Kenzie Jones, Sports Editor, @KenzieScribbler

Utah Valley’s men’s soccer team was defeated Sunday afternoon by the Loyola Ramblers in a 1-0 game. The loss drops the Wolverines to a 1-2-0 record and brings Loyola a 3-0-0 record for the start of the season.

The Wolverines waisted no time in attacking the Rambler’s goal as Matt Gay fired wide in the first few minutes of the match. Then in the 32nd minute Austin Buxton snuck a shot past Loyola’s keeper, Tim Debrowolski, that hit the net. UVU was denied the goal as the line judge’s flag went flying up in an offsides call. The Wolverines soon sent an other challenge to Debrowolski as David Adams’ smashed one from eight yards in the 38th minute. The Ramblers keeper kept the first half scoreless with a master full block of Adams’ shot.

The second half started off as a face off of netminders as both teams attacked the goals. Gay lead the Wolverines in the early stages when he ripped a shot at Dobrowolski yet again only to have it blocked this time. Not to long after Brody Kraussel had one of the best opportunities for the Ramblers when he broke free at the top of the 18-yard box and unleashed a shot. Collin Partee was there for the save that turned the tides of the match.

Chances for a shot on goal became few and far between for both sides as the half continued. When the 83rd minute rolled around Loyola looked for a counter-attack on UVU. Kirill Likhovid sent the ball into the box that a Wolverine defender deflected in goal to give the Ramblers a 1-0 lead. From there time was against the Wolverines for try as they might they just couldn’t slip past Loyola’s back line.

The gentlemen Wolverines head home for their next match against Gonzaga. The game will follow behind the women team’s match and take place on Friday, September 12 at 7:30p.m. MT.

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