Men's Soccer Falls At Home In Foul-Filled Match

Joey Trocchio scored the lone goal for the Purple Raiders in the 3-1 loss to John Carroll
Joey Trocchio scored the lone goal for the Purple Raiders in the 3-1 loss to John Carroll

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's soccer team fell at home to John Carroll in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday at Mount Union Stadium.

With the win, John Carroll improves its record to 7-5-1 and 3-0-1 in the OAC, while Mount Union falls to 3-7-1 and 1-3-0 in conference play.

Both teams played quite aggressively for the game combining for 41 fouls and eight yellow cards.

Mount Union goalkeeper Jon Critell (Youngstown/Cardinal Mooney) had a great diving save in the game's opening minute, when Nathan Sharbaugh shot the ball to the lower right hand corner.

Joey Trocchio (Ravenna/Rootstown) netted his second goal of the season and gave the Purple Raiders a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute, when he received a pass from teammate Clay Hicks (Leetonia/Cardinal Mooney).

The Blue Streaks tied the game in the 33rd minute when Sharbaugh beat two defenders near the touch line, passed it to Brian Potocnik, who beat another defender and scored his third goal of the season.

Sharbaugh then scored the eventual game-winner in the 53rd minute when he dribbled the ball along the end line and shot the ball in the upper right-hand corner.

Critell had four saves for the game, while on the offensive end the Raiders had seven shots.

Mount Union next plays Saturday at 1 pm at Capital in an OAC match in Columbus.


                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                               2012 Mount Union Men's Soccer
     John Carroll vs Mount Union (Oct 10, 2012 at Alliance, Ohio)
 John Carroll (7-5-1, 3-0-1) vs. Mount Union (3-7-1, 1-3-0)
 Date: Oct 10, 2012  Attendance: 237
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 John Carroll........  1  1 -  2
 Mount Union.........  1  0 -  1
  1.  14:10 MTU Joey Trocchio (2) (Clay Hicks) - pass in the box near goal finished
  2.  32:41 JCU Brian Potocnik (3) (Nathan Sharbaugh) - beat a defender on the touch line played it in beat a d and scored
  3.  52:09 JCU Nathan Sharbaugh (unassisted) - beat two people in the box bent it far side over keeper
 Shots: John Carroll 16, Mount Union 7
 Saves: John Carroll 2 (Carl Contrascier 2), Mount Union 4 (Jon Critell