Soccer Falls 4-1 in Hard Fought Home Opener

Photo Credit: Chris Jenkins, University Relations
Photo Credit: Chris Jenkins, University Relations

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women men's soccer team dropped a hard fought match 4-1 to its USCAA sister institution Concordia College – Alabama. With the Wednesday night loss, the Owls fall to 0-2-1 on the season while the Hornets improve 3-0.

Concordia tested the Owls defense during the first half, dominating possession and leaving little room for Owl chances. Minutes into the game, the Hornets pulled an Owl foul in the box for a penalty kick to first goal of the game.

Using the momentum from an early lead, the Hornets recorded two more goals before the first half buzzer.

With a little halftime motivation from the bench and coaches, the Owls entered the second part of the game focused and competitive. The W steered the ball away from the Hornets several times throughout the half to open up scoring opportunities.

One opportunities, with just two minutes left in the game, ended in an Owl goal. Josh Martin, with an assist from Paxton Bounds, scored for The W to prevent a shutout.

The Hornets did not let the goal go unanswered, scoring a fourth goal with just seconds left in the games for a 4-1 final score.

The Owls will not let the home opener loss get them down and look to their next game against Rhodes College. MUW will travel to Memphis, Tenn. on Saturday, Sept. 9 to face the Lynx in a 2 p.m. kick-off.

Keep up with the latest on Owls news at OwlAthletics.com and follow the Owls social media pages at The W Athletics on Facebook and @TheWAthletics on Instagram and Twitter. Show your support for the team by using the #WinEveryDay and #OwlsTime.