MSOC: Wilkes has 1-0-1 week

Ben Mandell, Co-Sports Editor

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The Wilkes men’s soccer team kept a “goose egg” in the loss column after defeating Clarks Summit Wednesday and and a tie with Haverford on Saturday.

After a solid week, the Colonels now sit at 2-2-1 overall.

The season has had some ups and downs for Wilkes, and the schedule has not helped them. After opening up with two home games, Wilkes has played their last three games on the road. 

Wilkes will go over two weeks without playing a home game at Schmidt Stadium, going from Sept. 2 to Sept. 18.

The two losses the Colonels suffered were difficult to swallow, as both of the games were within reach.

“We fought hard against McDaniel and Moravian but unfortuntely fell short in overtime in both games,” said senior captain Zephrin Morse.

The Moravian game was an especially tough pill for Wilkes to swallow, as they held a 1-0 lead heading into the game’s final 10 minutes.

After surrendering the lead, Wilkes then gave up a goal in overtime, losing their second straight game in that fashion.

“We needed to bounce back strong after those games,” said Morse. “The 5-0 shutout win over Clarks Summit was a statement win, and that gave us momentum going into Haverford, who is a very storng team and was a good test.”

The Colonels had  a strong performance against Haverford, holding the reigning Centennial Conference champions off the scoreboard.

“We fought hard to earn a tie and that was a good result for us,” Morse said.

It is still early in the season, and for the younger players, they are finally adjusting to the speed of the college game.

“The underclassmen have really done a good job proving their worth to this team and they continue to do so everyday,” Morse said. “We are looking forward to building off of the momentum we’ve built this week and carrying it into future games.”

Wilkes returns home to face Susquehanna on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. before another home game on Saturday against Keystone at 1:00 p.m.

 

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