GEORGETOWN, Ky. --
The Union College men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Notre Dame College on Friday evening at the Georgetown Classic Tournament held on the campus of Georgetown College.
With the loss, Union dropped to 1-3-1, while Notre Dame improved to a perfect 3-0 on the young season with the victory.
"Notre Dame is a great offensive team," said head coach Tyler Brock
. "But, we kept it close. We had some chances throughout the match, but we just couldn't finish. All-in-all, this was a nice test for us, and it will prepare us for conference play. We didn't like the result, but I know we'll learn from this."
In the first half, Notre Dame had a 1-0 edge over the Bulldogs at the intermission after NDC's Christian Earnest scored the eventual game-winner during the half off a cross.
In the second half, Union came out aggressive, as Dominic Scheele
(Boblingen, Germany) had a nice chance to score on goal three minutes into the period. His shot, however, bounced off the high post, and out of the net.
The Falcons put the match away 15 minutes into the second half, when they scored their second goal off a corner to take a 2-score lead. Union's last chance to score in the contest occurred with eight minutes left, but a Chris Elliott
(Isle of Wight, England) shot was saved NDC goalie Alex Klein to preserve the shutout for the Falcons.
In goal for Union, freshman Andrew Metcalf
(Chester, England) kept the Bulldogs in it all night, stopping numerous shots in goal, four of which very impressive according to Brock. Overall, Notre Dame outshot Union 16-8 in the match.
The Bulldogs return to the pitch tomorrow when they conclude their play at the Georgetown Classic Tournament with a tilt with Mid-Continent. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.