LSUS FALLS TO MACU, 4-1
August 30, 2009
Oklahoma City, OK--The LSUS men’s soccer team (0-1) lost the first game of the regular season, by a final score of 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Mid America Christian University (1-0) in Oklahoma City.
MACU scored the first goal of the contest at the 5th minute of the first half as Andy Mendoza (1) got the home in front 1-0.
Bryce Jantz extended the MACU lead to 2-0 with a goal at 31:55 into the first half.
The Pilots continued to battle and at 40:40, freshman Zach Kelly (Shreveport, LA), cut the MACU lead in half with his first goal of the season. This would be the only shot on goal for LSUS in the game.
Trailing 2-1 at the half, the game was still in reach, but MACU put another goal on the board early into the 2nd half at 2:32. Mendoza scored his second goal of the game as Joey Yeisley was credited with the assist to give MACU a 3-1 advantage.
The final goal of the game came at 22:08 for MACU. Bryce Jantz scored his second goal of the game as well, with Martin Maese and Gabriel Gonzales on the assist.
The Pilots only had one shot on goal. MACU had a total of six shots on goal. Rogerio Celaya played all 90 minutes in goal for the Pilots, as did Gustavo Rodriguez for MACU.
There were a total of the three yellow cards handed out in the second half. Joey Yeisley received the first at 10:00 for MACU. Samuel Portales, for LSUS, at 42:40 and the final issued to MACU’s Martin Maese at 43:30.
Head Coach, Jed Jones, “We have got to create better chances for ourselves. We only had one shot on goal and with just one shot you do not give yourself a very good chance at success. But, we have some talented players and they will learn from mistakes and we will be fine.”
The next game for the Pilots will be on Monday afternoon at Stars Field in Oklahoma City against the no. 3 ranked team in NAIA, Oklahoma City University (0-0-1) at 3 p.m.