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Men's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 30, 2017
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Mt. Vernon, Ohio - The Marian men's soccer team fell in their Crossroads League opener on Saturday night to Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. The Knights were held scoreless for the first time in two games as the Cougars bested the Knights 2-0. Marian's overall record is now 3-5 while their conference record is 0-1. 

Neither team found offensive success in the first half of Saturday's match, as the game remained a scoreless tie after 45 minutes. Marian was out-shot at the break 6-4, but received strong enough play on the defensive end from goalie Sidney Miranda to keep the shutout alive.

The second half both team's found a new gear, but unfortunately for Marian the Mt. Vernon had a higher one. The Cougars scored less than five minutes into the second half, as Connor Davis was able to dribble past the defense before banking a shot off the far post. Mt. Vernon didn't slow down, as Gerardo Rivas scored off of a corner kick to extend the lead to 2-0 just minutes later. 

Marian couldn't find any mojo to spark a goal in the second half, despite taking six shots in the final 45'. Leading Marian in shot attempts was Jeffrey Rhodes, who took four total shots with three coming on goal. Nicolas Barrera took two shots for the Knights. 

Miranda recorded three saves as the Knights goalkeeper, but his efforts were not enough to help Marian pull off the win. 

Marian will next play at home on Wednesday, October 4 when they host Grace College. Gametime against the Lancers is set for 7:00 p.m.

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Final12F
Marian (Ind.) (3-5-0, 0-1-0 CL)000
Mount Vernon Nazarene ( 6-4-0, 1-0-0 CL)022
Mount Vernon, OH
Scoring Summary
PeriodTimePlayer
2 49:47Connor Davis (Mount Vernon Nazarene)
2 56:16Gerardo Rivas (Mount Vernon Nazarene)
Marian (Ind.)Indv. LeadersMount Vernon Nazarene
NoneGoals2 Players (#4,#9) - 1
NoneAssists #9 Connor Davis - 1
#11 Jeffrey Rhodes - 4Shots #7 Breno Nascimento - 5
#0 Sidney Miranda - 3Saves #1 Adam Miller - 6
Marian (Ind.)Team StatisticsMount Vernon Nazarene
10 (6)Shots (on goal) 12 (5)
3Saves 6
17Fouls 15
2Corner Kicks 4
0Offsides 0