Men’s soccer topped by Wittenberg

Drew FitzGibbon

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Earlham College men's soccer played a relatively even first half on the road with Wittenberg University, but Witt had too much offense in the second half and the Quakers fell to the host Tigers, 5-0, on Wednesday evening at Edwards-Maurer Field.

Witt narrowly outshot Earlham, 7-5, in the first half, with a goal from the Tigers' River Banks in the 32nd minute giving Wittenberg a slim, 1-0, lead heading into the halftime intermission.

The Tigers found their offensive stride in the second half, scoring four goals in the span of eight minutes. Sean Williams scored twice for Witt, with an Earlham own goal and a goal from Aaron Craddock accounting for the Tigers' remaining two goals.

Wittenberg outshot Earlham, 16-8, with Quaker keeper Colin Kaurich charting six saves. Harrison Van Tilburg and Jason Bowen combined to register two saves in the Tigers' goal.

After four straight games on the road, Earlham men's soccer will return to Matlack-Messer Stadium this Saturday, Sept. 28, when it hosts MacMurray College. Game time will be 3:00 p.m.