Indianapolis, Ind. - Playing under the lights on Saturday night at Marian University, the Forester men’s soccer team dropped a 4-2 decision to the Knights to fall to 4-8-1 overall, 2-3 in conference play.
Things started off well for HU when Kyle Geiss beat his defender and the keeper on a ball sent in by Jake Essig in the 27th minute to give the Foresters an early but short-lived lead. Marian knotted the score ten minutes later and put in the go-ahead goal just before halftime to go up 2-1. The Knights continued to roll, scoring their third goal of the night ten minutes into second period.
With just over 15 minutes remaining, Paul Holliday kept things close by pouncing on a turnover inside the 18 and ripping it past the goalie to pull the Foresters within one but once again Marian responded from 35 yards out at the 82:28 mark to put the game out of reach.
“This was a disappointing loss for us. We had it in our grasp and let it slip away,” commented Coach Lawson. “On a positive note, we have some guys stepping up. For this team to be successful, we need everyone doing their part by working hard and improving every day.”
Both teams finished with seven shots on goal. HU keeper Chris Fox took the loss and tallied three saves.
The Foresters are back in action on Wednesday when they host Bethel College for a 4:00 p.m. face-off.