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2012-09-29 Tigers suffer first conference loss in Milwaukee

Tigers suffer first conference loss in Milwaukee

Author: Nick Birkey/Chris Bray
Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:22 PM

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - As the sun set and the cool autumn air settled in, the Olivet Nazarene University men's soccer team's late rally fell short Saturday night against conference opponent Cardinal Stritch University (Wis.) by a score of 2-1. The road game benefited thea CCAC foe who remained undefeated in league play at 3-0, with an overall record of 6-3. The Tigers fell to 5-3-2, and 1-1-1 in conference play.

The game was scoreless until the 38:57 mark of the first half. Stritch's Peter Bannister scored unassisted to take a 1-0 lead that would last through halftime.

In the second half, Stritch added a late goal by Christian Pedroza for a 2-0 advantage. ONU quickly responded in an effort to come back. At 85:12 in the game, junior Yonda Abogunrin (Vernon Hills, Ill.) ended the drought, assisted by senior Seth Arriaga (Richton Park, Ill.) to make the score 2-1. However, with only about five minutes left in the game, the Tigers simply ran out of time.

Olivet was outshot by the Wolves 10-6 on the night. Freshman goalkeeper Zach Chambers (Flanders, N.J.) played all 90 minutes and had five saves total.

The Tigers take the field again Wednesday, October 3 at Trinity Christian College (Ill.). Game time is set for 4 p.m.