Men’s soccer falls short to Lock Haven

The Gannon University Golden Knights men’s soccer team fell short to Lock Haven University Saturday by a score of 2-1.

The loss gives the Knights a record of 1-2-0 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and a 2-4-0 overall mark.

The Knights will now set their sights on the visiting Marauders of Millersville, with the game to start at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at McConnell Family Stadium.

Against Lock Haven, the Knights struck first with a goal from sophomore Ted Martin on a pass from junior Sergio Kobowane in the eighth minute of play. Lock Haven responded with a goal in the 15th minute by Tyler Sablyak.

The Knights held Lock Haven to a tie until the 64th minute when the Bald Eagles’ Jacob Oldaker scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway.

The Knights’ sophomore midfielder Alexandro Ferrero said it was disappointing that Gannon couldn’t hold on, considering it had scored first.

“We had the game under control but two unfortunate plays changed the course of the game,” he said.

“We need to keep working hard and believe in our potential and the good results will come.”

The Knights outshot the Bald Eagles 13-8, and five of those 13 shots were on goal. Gannon had eight corner kicks, seven of which came in the second half.

Gannon’s first-year coach, Dale White, said he thought his team more than held its own against Lock Haven, which improved to 2-3-1 overall and 1-1-0 in PSAC play with its win over the Knights.

“We were the better team and dominated most of the play, but a couple individual errors cost us the game,” White said.

“We are continuing to work hard and implement the ideas we want. The student-athletes are doing their part and adapting to a different system and a new philosophy, which takes time.”

Following Saturday’s home game against Millersville, the Knights will travel to Shippensburg to take on the Raiders at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

 

By BRANDON JACES

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