SELINSGROVE, Pa – The Marymount University men's soccer team traveled to Susquehanna University Wednesday afternoon, dropping a close decision, 2-1, despite a late comeback attempt.
Marymount's first shot on goal came in the 18th minute, but the Susquehanna goalkeeper was there for the save. After a quick counter-attack, Susquehanna got inside the penalty area where it was awarded a penalty kick. Capitalizing on the opportunity, the River Hawks took a 1-0 lead.
With his eyes on goal in the 36th minute, junior Ridwaan Robinson had a chance to tie the game, but the River Hawks' goalkeeper, Matt Ellingworth, made the stop, ensuring the one-goal lead at the break.
At the break, Susquehanna had the edge in shots, 7-4.
Fifteen minutes after halftime, freshman Brandon Jardine put a shot on goal but was denied by Ellingworth.
With four minutes remaining in the game, a loose ball for the River Hawks was tapped in, giving them a 2-0 lead.
In the 88th minute, Robinson was able to get a clean shot off that found the back of the net and cut the River Hawks' lead in half, but Susquehanna was able to hold on for the win.
Freshman goalkeeper Eduardo Cardonne made the start in the net, finishing the game with three saves.
The men's soccer team looks to get back in the win column this Saturday, October 5 as it hosts Methodist University at Long Bridge Park; kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m.