Trojans Fall 4-1 to Ashford
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
by Jordan Argo
HANNIBAL, Mo. – The No. 14 Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans lost its second straight soccer match Tuesday afternoon to No. 24 Ashford University. The 4-1 loss knocks the Trojans’ overall record down to 13-4.
The Trojans outshot the Saints 18-16 and drew dead even with shots on goal with nine apiece. However, the Saints had more favorable circumstances with its shots as the Trojans had several defensive lapses throughout the contest.
The Trojans gave up goals in the ninth and 39th minutes to dig itself into a 2-0 halftime deficit before Ashford added a third goal in the early stages of the second half. Hannibal-LaGrange finally found the back of the net in the 72 minute. After a foul in the box by the Saints, Alex Porras made the Trojans’ penalty kick to draw Hannibal-LaGrange within two.
The Trojans had a great opportunity to close the gap to one goal just a few minutes later but Felipe Silva couldn’t beat Ashford goalkeeper Daniel James and the Saints’ lead stayed at two.
The Saints would take advantage of another Hannibal-LaGrange defensive error in the final minute to put the final touches on a 4-1 Trojan defeat.
The Trojans close out the regular season this Saturday, October 29 in Springfield, Ill as the team faces conference foe Benedictine University at Springfield. The match is set to begin at 2:00 p.m.
Hannibal-LaGrange University is a Division I NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) institution and a member of the American Midwest Conference.
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