OVU hosted Urbana University in a doubleheader for the Fighting Scots men's and women's soccer teams. The men played second and lost a hard fought match 3-1 to the Blue Knights.
Early on and throughout the game Ohio Valley had great communication on the field. They had continuous good ball movement, switching the field at opportune times to keep control of the game.
Urbana would strike early against the Scots with a 1v1 opportunity with Whittle and OVU keeper D'Arcy Turner, turning into first a phenominal save, which rebounded to Urbana teammate Wason who placed it in the open net in the 35th minute of play.
OVU would keep their heads up and continue to work hard on the field. Christian Breaux had a great showing at forward for the Scots, hustling back and forth across the top. He would make a great offensive press on a flick from midfielder, Jackie Flynn that would get turned away by a defender.
Urbana's second goal came 10 minutes later off a longball down the left side of the field from Peers to Nzwanga who beat OVU's defender to take the ball into the box and place it in the right side past keeper, D'Arcy Turner. Urbana would score once more in the half off a long throw from Wason, much like a corner kick, to th head of teammate Thouvenot.
Going into half time OVU was down 3-0. The Scots did not give up but fought back in the second half. The defense was once again led by an amazing effort from Dalton Turner. The midfield was led and directed by solid play from Jackie Flynn and Omo Esivue.
The Scots had another great scoring opportunity on a pass from Flynn to Breaux who had a great shot, but keeper McGinley would come up with a big save. The passing continued to look great for the Scots, who kept calm control of the game.
In the final minute of play OVU was able to come up with a big goal from Jackie Flynn of a deflection from Christian Breaux to make the final score 3-1.
The Fighting Scots play again on Saturday at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.