Men's Soccer Falls Behind Early, Drops 2-1 Decision at Marshall

Michael Scholten and the Musketeers are back in action on Sunday.

Michael Scholten and the Musketeers are back in action on Sunday.

Sept. 21, 2007

Box Score

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Musketeers could not overcome an early deficit and fell, 2-1, at Marshall on Friday evening in game two of the Marshall Classic.  With the loss, the Musketeers slip to 3-4-0 while the Thundering Heard improves to 3-3-0. 


Marshall jumped out to a 2-0 advantage after Kolby LaCrone netted two goals in the first 5:28.  LaCrone's first score came at 2:10 after he slipped behind the XU defense and found himself in a one-on-one scenario with Musketeer keeper Joe Diederich. 


The Musketeers would cut the Marshall lead in half at 33:13.  Sophomore midfielder Josep Sagarra scored his first goal of the season when he took a free kick from outside the box, deflected the ball off of a Marshall defender and into the back of the net. 




Sagarra became the eighth different Musketeer to score on the year. 


XU would dominate play for the remainder of the match but was unable to net the equalizer.  The two sides each took nine shots in the first half but Xavier held a decisive 9-to-2 shots advantage in the second half.  The Musketeers also ended the game with a 7-to-5 edge in shots on goal. 


Joe Diederich allowed both of Marshall's goals and made a pair of saves.  Craig Ratanamorn made six saves for Marshall. 


The Musketeers will be back in action on Friday, September 21 when the team travels to West Virginia to take on Marshall.  Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. 


Xavier will return to action on Sunday when the team takes on High Point.  Game time is set for 11 a.m. in Huntington, W. Va.