DEFIANCE, Ohio- The Defiance College men's soccer team played host to Transylvania University on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets would surrender two second-half goals to drop the close contest with the Pioneers by a score of 2-0.
Sophomore goalkeeper Harrison Hirth (Lapeer, Mich. / Lapeer) found himself busy in the net as the Pioneer offense pestered him with twelve shots on goal, allowing him to make ten saves on the day. The teams found themselves evenly matched as the affair remained scoreless in the first forty-five minutes of play.
As the second half was underway, the side remained scoreless until Transylvania broke the deadlock in the 67th minute. The Yellow Jackets were unable to find the back of the net, while Transylvania tacked on another goal late in the half to secure the 2-0 win.
Offensively, Christian Rennie (Conroe, Tex. / Porter) pressured the Pioneer goalie multiple times in the final minutes of play, forcing him to make tremendous saves to keep from crossing the line. Rennie would lead the shots category for Defiance with three shots, two of which on frame. Senior Adam Ordel (Lima, Ohio / Elida) followed close behind contributing to the Yellow Jackets offensive opportunities taking two shots, one of which on goal.
The loss brings the Yellow Jacket record to 7-7-2 on the season and 2-2-1 in HCAC play. Up next the Defiance College men's soccer team will host a midweek conference matchup with the Manchester University Spartans. The match is set for 3:30 pm on Wednesday, October 23rd.