SOUTH BEND, Ind. - It was an off day for the Forester men’s soccer team as they suffered a 4-1 non-conference loss to Holy Cross College.
After giving up only one score in the last five matches prior to facing the Saints, HU struggled to get the job the done defensively Wednesday afternoon to which HCC made sure to exploit.
Holy Cross took their first lead in the seventh minute of play but HU quickly countered when Yordan Rivera found back netting on a penalty kick five minutes later to knot things up at 1-1.
It was all Saints after that as they took a permanent lead in the 26th minute, cushioned their lead to 3-1 with eight seconds left in the half and then extended their advantage to three with twenty remaining in the contest to run away with the 4-1 win.
Drew Mattingly started in goal for HU but was quickly relieved by Chris Fox who finished with one save in 78 minutes of play.
“We outshot them 17-12 today and had seven corner kicks to their two,” noted Coach Lawson. “Defensively we just didn’t get the job done in the box and offensively we had plenty of opportunities but just couldn’t finish.
“This was a disappointing loss but hopefully we can learn from it and move on as we turn our attention to league play now.”
The Foresters (5-2-2) open up the conference portion of their season Saturday when they travel to Grace College for a 2:00 p.m. kick-off.