FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Marymount University men's soccer team fell short in day two of its road trip to North Carolina. Matched up in a neutral-site contest against the Falcons of Pfeiffer University, the Saints were outscored 3-1 through 90 minutes of play.
The Falcons and Saints went at it in the first half, as both sides had their share of opportunities to bury the ball into the net. Carlos Cuadros for the Falcons struck first in the 17th minute. For the remainder of the half, neither goalie would concede a goal.
Senior Reuben George found the back of the net in the 60th minute to tie the match. In a one-on-one situation with the Falcons keeper, Jacob Hill, George chipped the ball over Hill to find the netting.
The Falcons didn't take the Saints' goal lightly, coming right back just five minutes later to break the one-to-one tie. Late in the match, following a red card, the Falcons' Arian Cindahl took quick advantage, notching his first collegiate goal to cap the scoring in the game.
Sophomore Jonathan Josue Cruz made his first start of the season and looked very promising for the Saints; he notched eight saves on 11 shots.
The Saints hit the pitch again on Saturday, September 15 as they host the Hamden-Sydney College Tigers in Marymount's first home game of the season. First touch is set for 4 p.m at Longbridge Park in Arlington, Va.