September 25, 2015

Loew goal not enough at Carnegie Mellon

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Senior Seth Loew (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) netted his team-leading seventh goal of the season midway through the first half, but No. 13 Carnegie Mellon scored three goals in a span of 18 minutes in the second half to defeat the Grove City College men's soccer team 3-1 on Friday afternoon.

The Wolverines (5-3) were the more dangerous team in the first half, outshooting the Tartans (6-1-1) 7-3 overall and 4-1 on goal. Grove City would take advantage of those chances, as senior forward Tim Shackleton (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) found Loew on a throw-in in the 23rd minute, and Loew headed it home to give the Wolverines a 1-0 advantage.

Grove City would have additional dangerous chances late in the first half but was unable to finish, leaving them with that 1-0 lead at halftime. After the break, momentum shifted in favor of Carnegie Mellon. The Tartans evened the score at 1-1 in the 59th minute on a putback off a save by senior goalkeeper Ben Weaver (York, Pa./Dallastown) and took a 2-1 lead in the 69th minute in the same fashion.

Carnegie Mellon would add an insurance goal in the 77th minute to conclude the scoring.

Weaver made three saves for the Wolverines in the loss. Shots were even for the game at nine apiece, but the Tartans held a 6-2 advantage in the second half, including a 5-1 lead in shots on goal.

Grove City will look to bounce back on Tuesday when they visit Baldwin Wallace for a 7 p.m. non-conference match.

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