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Men’s soccer sweeps tourney while women struggle

Matt Magoon

Sports Editor

9.9.11

To begin the season, the men’s soccer team road-tripped to Marietta Ohio to participate in the Marietta College Classic. In this tournament, the Fighting Scots won both of their games with big wins over Point Park University (1-1-0) and Transylvania University (1-1-0).

During the first half of the Point Park game, newcomer Zach Jergan ’14 was fouled on a breakaway, leading to a red card for one of the Pioneers. This gave Wooster a one-man advantage for the rest of the game.

Led by Noah Wagemann ’14, who had two goals and one assist, the Fighting Scots came out on top with a 3-2 victory over Point Park. Wagemann, a promising sophomore, showed flashes of brilliance and aggression in his first year. This season, he looks to be one of the top forwards on the team.

Also tallying their first points of the season were Jonathan Fox ’12, Brandon Patera ’14 and Luke Koniarcyk ’14. Patera scored the third goal, giving the Fighting Scots a comfortable lead of 3-1.

On the defensive side of the ball, Taylor Takacs ’12 tallied four saves.

Against Transylvania, the Scots were involved in a defensive battle. David Mallett ’13 scored his first goal of his career late in the first half, which proved to be enough for the victory.

Transylvania only tallied seven shots, with Takacs making two saves for his first shutout of the year. The win over the Pioneers showed a great amount of character from the men on the team. “This year the team looks much more polished with a newfound aggression that has been lacking in the previous years,” Takacs said afterward. “After the two games this weekend, I have high hopes for a great amount of success this season.”

The Scots head to Bethany College (0-2-0) in West Virginia tomorrow looking for their third win of the season.

The women’s team began their road stand against Ohio Northern University (2-0-0) last Thursday with a heated 3-2 loss.

Down one goal with about ten minutes to play, Bri Fulmer ’12 flashed a penalty kick past the Polar Bears goalie to tie the game at 2-2. Unfortunately, Ohio Northern pulled ahead with a late goal and ended up winning the game 3-2.

With strong performances by Kendal Wong ’13 and Paige Piper ’13, the women looked to display another valiant effort against the Washington and Jefferson College Presidents (1-0-0).

Despite outshooting the Presidents 10-4, the Fighting Scots fell in a hard fought affair 2-0. The Presidents established a two goal lead in the first half and kept it that way for the rest of the game.

There were notable performances by both Kelsey Peters ’12 and Paige Piper ’13 on the offensive side of the ball for the Scots. Both forwards had several scoring opportunities throughout the game, but they failed to capitalize on any of them.

The Presidents’ Stephanie Saussol had one of her best performances of her career shutting out the Fighting Scots with three saves.

Looking to bounce back, the Fighting Scots have just two more games on the road until returning home against Wilmington College on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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