ATHENS, Tenn. - Tennessee Wesleyan scored a goal in each half and used a strong defensive effort to shutout the Union College men's soccer team, 2-0, in Appalachian Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, Union fell to 6-6-2 overall, 2-4 in the AAC, while Tennessee Wesleyan improved to 9-5-1, 7-1-1 in the AAC with the victory.
In the first half, Union took just two shots, both of which were on goal. However, TWC goalie Clark Lydon made a save on each attempt, keeping Union off the scoreboard.
TWC broke the scoreless tie in the 39th minute, as Garrett Koon scored to give the host Bulldogs the 1-0 lead going into the half. To start the second period, Ryan Ejezie gave TWC the two-score lead with a goal in the 48th minute.
The two-goal deficit was too much for Union to come back from the rest of the match, as the visiting Bulldogs could not get a shot past Lydon all afternoon. Lydon made six more saves in the second half to end the match with eight total saves, recording a shutout victory in the process for TWC.
Overall, TWC outshot Union 13-10 in the contest, while Union held a 5-2 edge on corner kicks. Union was led in the shot department in the loss by Alex Smith, who fired four shots on the day (three of which were on goal).
Union caps off their road trip on Tuesday, traveling to Point (Ga.) for another AAC contest. Things get underway at 3 p.m.