Soccer team tacks on another win

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“When four plays 18 you are going to expect fireworks,” said men’s soccer head coach Doug Elder.

The men’s soccer team beat St. Edward’s University 1-0. The first and only goal scored by MSU was at the 5:48 mark by Pierre Bocquet, midfielder and business senior. The team was able to score in the first half and hold up their defense the entire game. Taylor Lampe, goalkeeper and exercise physiology redshirt freshman, blocked 7 attempted goals.

“As a unit we were pretty strong today. Defensively we blocked any clear cut shots, so we were never in too much danger,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, defender and kinesiology junior.

Koby Sapon-Amoah, defender and finance redshirt sophomore, put it all out on the field to defend the ball. After the first goal, he made a good header to send the ball back in MSU possession. At the 2:29 mark Jordan Speed, Defender and business senior, got to the goal just in time to block an attempted shot by SEU.

The team as a whole played very well together. Alex Mullet said the communication was perfect.

“I mean to go out and be able to score a first half goal and keep it together for the second half,” said Alex Mullet, defender and finance junior. “We were in the exact same position as them last year in the Sweet Sixteen, we went down 1-0 in the first half then came back with 3-2. So to be able to hold it together 1-0 until the end, it was perfect.”

The game, although close, was exciting until the end. The communication and playing out on the field was great.

“The teamwork on the field was very good, especially defensively. SEU had some very athletic players with a lot of speed, but we got behind the ball really well. I think patty [Patrick Fitzgerald] played a great game, speed [Jordan Speed] played a great game, and mullet [Alex Mullet] played a great game, and my keeper was solid. “When 4 plays 18 you are going to expect fireworks. It was a good game so we are happy with the outcome,” said Edler.

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