Men’s Soccer Team Loses Tough Fight against Principia 

Athletic News - Soccer(M) 

Seven yellow cards and one red card later, the Blue Jays could not hold on to beat Principia College. The 2-3 loss brings their overall season to 4-4-2 and their SLIAC record to 2-1.

Within the first twenty-five minutes of the game, the teams combined had two warnings, three yellow cards, and a red card for fighting.  A penalty kick by Michael McDonough (St. Louis, Mo./DeSmet) gave Westminster the 1-0 lead at the 28 minute marker.  Principia did not let the Blue Jays have the lead for long, scoring less than a minute later.  The Blue Jays headed in to halftime on a debatable foul call, which led to the Westminster bench getting another yellow card. 

The Blue Jays came to the second half, ready to beat Principia.  Principia scored a goal ten minutes after the half, but the Blue Jays did not back down.  McDonough scored another penalty kick in the 78th minute to tie the game once again.  Less than two minutes later, the Blue Jays fouled in the box, giving Principia the chance to lead the game.  Principia made the penalty kick, putting them up 3-2.  Westminster could not find the goal in the last ten minutes. 

Westminster’s goalkeeper, Caleb Marquis (Moberly, Mo./Moberly) had five saves in the game. McDonough led the team with four shots on goal, while Adam Ross (Columbia, Mo./Rock Ridge) contributed three.

The Blue Jays come back to play this Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. to play Webster University here in Fulton.