Men's Soccer Falls in Conference Opener

Coty Lipply (Photo Credit: JT Higgins)
Coty Lipply (Photo Credit: JT Higgins)

ALLIANCE, Ohio-- Mount Union's men's soccer team lost 3-0 at home to No. 14 Ohio Northern at Mount Union Stadium in the opener of Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play.

The Purple Raiders fall to 5-6 and 0-1 in OAC, while the Polar Bears improve to 9-2, and 1-0 in OAC action.

Stephen Perkins put Ohio Northern up 1-0 in the 11th minute off a cross from Keegan Ross and beat goalkeeper Dylan Lias (Cuyahoga Falls/ Cuyahoga Falls) to the back of the net.

The Polar Bears lead scorer Matt Kinkopf would give Ohio Northern the 2-0 going into the half when he made a break to the goal.

Kinkopf would score his second goal of the match in the 82nd minute, to give Ohio Northern the final 3-0. 

Lias had three saves on the day, while Coty Lipply (Rootstown/ Southeast) lead the Purple Raiders with three shots.

The Raiders are on the road, when they travel to Marietta, game time is set for 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
           Ohio Northern vs Mount Union (10/5/2013 at Alliance, Ohio)
 Ohio Northern (9-2-0,1-0-0) vs. Mount Union (5-6-0,0-1-0)
 Date: 10/5/2013     Attendance: 135
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Ohio Northern.......  2  1 -  3
 Mount Union.........  0  0 -  0
  1.  10:37 ONU Stephen Perkins (Keegan Ross) - *
  2.  19:22 ONU Matt Kinkopf (unassisted) - *
  3.  82:12 ONU Matt Kinkopf (unassisted) - *
 Shots: Ohio Northern 15, Mount Union 9
 Saves: Ohio Northern 5 (Evan Bader 5), Mount Union 3 (Dylan Lias 3)