Men's Soccer Travels To Columbus To Face Capital On Saturday

Freshman Clay Hicks leads the Purple Raiders with three goals
Freshman Clay Hicks leads the Purple Raiders with three goals

Mount Union's men's soccer team (3-7-1, 1-3) travels to Columbus to face Capital (5-5-3, 0-3-1) in an Ohio Athletic Conference match, Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

In the OAC standings, the Purple Raiders are currently in eighth with three points, while the Crusaders are in ninth with one point.

The Raiders are coming off a three-game home stand where they went 1-2, with a victory over Marietta (3-0), and losses in their last two matches against Wilmington (3-2, 2 OT's) and John Carroll (2-1).

Freshman Clay Hicks (Leetonia/Cardinal Mooney) leads the Raiders with three goals and seven points.  Senior goalkeeper Jon Critell (Youngstown/Cardinal Mooney) is tied for second in the OAC with four shutouts on the season.

The Crusaders are currently on a three match losing streak with losses to Ohio Northern (4-0), Heidelberg (1-0), and Wilmington (2-1 OT).

Last season, the Crusaders earned the number six seed in the OAC tournament and lost in the quarterfinals to Baldwin-Wallace 3-1. Al Argyris leads the team with six goals and 14 points, while his teammate Chris Mir-Salimi has a team leading five assists, which also ranks second in the conference.

The Crusaders have won the last five meetings with the Raiders; including a 4-1 victory in last year's match.