Soccer woes

Nick Witwer

Staff Writer

Both men’s and women’s soccer teams were in action this weekend against the Gannon Golden Knights. The men hoped to keep up the success they have had coming into the game. The women’s team was looking to right the ship after a disappointing start to the season.

In the men’s game, Millersville entered with a record of 5-1-1 while undefeated in PSAC play. The game started off well for the Marauders as Jaxson Burns scored the first goal of the game around the 20 minute mark, to put Millersville up 1-0. That was Burns third goal in the last four games. At the end of the first half the Marauders still had a 1-0 lead over the Golden Knights.

In the second half, Gannon scored in the 59th minute off of a Hamza Mourchid free kick to tie the score. Less than five minutes later, the Golden Knights would take the lead from a goal by Mathias Krigbaum. Krigbaum would score again just two minutes later to put Gannon up 3-1.

In the 76th minute, the Golden Knights were at it again as Hamza Mourchid would score his second goal of the night. Less than a minute later, Krigbaum would complete the hat trick putting the Golden Knights up 5-1. In the 84th minute the Marauders midfielder, Marcus Frangakis would score his first goal of the season. Millersville would lose 5-2.

In the women’s game, Millersville came in at 2-6. Millersville attempted to get going early. In the 16th minute, Stacie Hallinan attempted to get a shot passed Shannon Differ, but the shot was not wide enough and the score would remain 0-0. In the 20th minute, Gannon would take the lead on a Taylor Lewis goal.
This goal marked her fourth goal of the season.

Kay Liebl almost tied it up in the 29th minute but her shot went high above the crossbar.

Gannon came close to scoring another goal just before the end of the half, but with a perfectly timed jump by senior goalie, Samantha Wolfe, she was able to make the save. Twice the Marauders were able to get into a favorable scoring position and twice the Marauders were called for offsides.

In the 80th minute, Liebl got her second chance to score. This time, her shot beat the goalie but a defender cleared it out just as the ball was about to cross the line. Millersville had one last opportunity late in the game. Rachel Lyon got a rebound and shot it just high of the crossbar. Unable to capitalize on many opportunities, the Marauders would lose this by a score of just 1-0.