The Candor

First Loss for Men’s Soccer in NACC

By Elana Garay

SPORTS AND HEALTH EDITOR

 

Men’s soccer lost to Aurora University last Wednesday afternoon on their second conference of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC). This is their first lost so far in the NACC.

“We did not bring enough effort and focus to the game and Aurora made it hard on us to play our game overall, it was a disappointing loss but a good wake up call,” said senior Jonny Lehman.

Aurora scored a point in the first two minutes of the first half, then Benedictine sophomore Nick Kapetanos with the assist of sophomore Christian Michalowski scored a goal. Aurora broke the tie by scoring another goal during the penalty kick around the beginning of the second half. The final score for the conference was 2-1.

“We did not play with enough heart against Aurora. It was very evident we had better soccer in us but we did not invest the competitive spirit to win that match. Hopefully it is a wake up call to our players and we start to find our stride,” said head coach Richard Nassif.

Senior goalkeeper, Zorohn Reed, stopped four attempted goals during the conference. Next conference will be on October 7 at the Lisle Sports Complex against Concordia University (Wisconsin) at 7:00 p.m.