WASHINGTON, Pa. – For a second-straight year,...
Purple Raiders Blanks Presidents In Alliance
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Washington & Jefferson outshot Mount Union and attempted 12 of the match's 15 corner kicks, but the Purple Raiders capitalized once in each half to earn a 2-0 home men's soccer win Saturday afternoon.
The Purple Raiders (5-3) scored first in the 24th minute when Ryan Kissinger netted a goal off a pass from Thomas Beck.
After halftime, W&J attempted the first five shots of the second half, but three missed the goal wide and two were saved by UMU goalie Dylan Lias. Matt Furgiuele tacked on the insurance goal in the 62nd minute.
Mount Union held a 16-14 edge in shots and a 12-3 advantage on corner kicks. Lias turned back all eight shots on goal for the Purple Raiders, while junior goalkeeper Jon Best (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) stopped six shots for the Presidents.
Washington & Jefferson hopes to end a three-game losing streak on Wednesday at Franciscan (5:00 pm).