Men’s soccer splits another weekend

Photo by Kathleen Miller.

University of Dallas men’s soccer (UDMS) split conference games again this weekend with one win and one loss. They lost their Friday game against Austin College 0-1 in the last five minutes of the first half.

Although the boys lost on Friday, that did not stop them from coming out with a 4-0 win on Sunday against Centenary College of Louisiana.

“Coach told us that the deadliest lead is by 2 goals so we had to stay switched on at all times,” said freshman forward Chima Ogueri. “So I did my best to do my job to help the team get the win by scoring.”

Ogueri scored one of the four goals in Sunday’s game. Two came from senior forward Barton Holdridge, and the fourth from junior midfielder and team captain Luke Schwarz.

Holdridge focused mainly on their win in his comments.

“Our team worked together really well today,” he said after the game. “Our front three put in one of the best efforts this season and it paid off with 4 goals. We hope to continue this going forward, producing goals and keeping shutouts.”

Schwarz, on the other hand, focused on the loss and how the team hopes to improve.

“After losing on Friday we put ourselves in a must-win situation against Centenary,” Schwarz said. “We were able to press them higher up the field in the first half and it paid off with a couple of goals. Now we need to win [next] Friday and improve our home record.”

Positive as ever, the boys are hoping to go 2-0 from now on, and look forward to doing well this upcoming weekend.

“[The team had] quality play from the lads and we plan to continue that throughout the next weekend,” concluded sophomore midfielder Andrew Ciancone.

UDMS concludes a six-game homestand this weekend as they take on Schreiner University on Friday Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. and Trinity University on Sunday Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.


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