The Faith men's soccer team hit the road to Kansas City on Friday to take on Kansas Christian College Falcons for their final game of the 2017 regular season. The Falcons are currently the #1 ranked team in the NCCAA Top 10 and defeated the Eagles earlier in the season 4-0.
The game started out pretty even. Both teams were looking to attack and both teams had many build ups that looked to potentially be dangerous throughout the first half. Then in the 38th minute Kansas Christian opened the scoring with a cross that a Falcon's attacker snuck past the keeper to grab the 1-0 lead, which was how the half would end.
The Eagles, being very familiar to this situation having faced it against the same team just a week ago, came out in the second determined to not allow another goal and to get one back for themselves. The Eagles defense played some of the best soccer they had all season and were starting to look impenetrable. But, in the 72nd minute Faith had a miscue on defense, and Kansas Christian took full advantage. The ball rolled outside the top of the 18 yard box and a Kansas attacker took a strike from about 23 yards out that found its way to the top corner of the goal. The Eagles, however, answered just three minutes later when Joey Young found Jordan Schmidt to bring the Eagles back to within one. The comeback effort came a little too late, however, and the Eagles ran out of time to even the score and dropped another game to the top team in the nation with a score of 2-1.
The Eagles return to action this Thursday in the MCCC tournament in Joplin, Missouri taking on host Ozark Christian College at 3 PM. Considering how the Eagles have been progressing as a team lately they will be looking to contend for the championship and build some momentum going forward in post season play.
November 20, 2017 2017 Men's Soccer Season Review
November 6, 2017 Tournament Run Ends in Heartbreaking Defeat
October 31, 2017 Faith Places 3rd in Conference Tournament
October 22, 2017 Eagles Re-Match #1 Ranked Kansas Christian
October 18, 2017 Eagles Win Last Home Game
October 15, 2017 Faith Puts Up Fight Against #1 Ranked Team
October 10, 2017 Men Bounce Back Against Barclay
October 10, 2017 Men's Soccer Can't Hang On Late
October 4, 2017 Faith Suffers First Road Loss
September 30, 2017 Men Dominate 7-2 in Conference Matchup
September 26, 2017 Faith vs. Ozark Ends in a Draw
September 26, 2017 Orlov's Game Winner Gives Eagles Exciting Win
September 19, 2017 Orlov Named Student-Athlete of the Week
September 15, 2017 Fall Teams Launch Fundraising Campaigns
September 13, 2017 Orlov Gets Hat Trick in Win Over Emmaus
September 11, 2017 Homecoming 2017
September 11, 2017 Men Open 2017 Season