Warriors Fall 4-1 to Bruins in Non-Conference Match

BELLEVUE, Neb. – Midland University men’s soccer took a break from Great Plains Athletic Conference play Wednesday night as they hit the road to take on No. 11-ranked Bellevue University. The Warriors fell to the Bruins 4-1, dropping their record to 5-4 on the season.

The first half on the match started off on the wrong foot for the Warriors, 50 seconds into the game a bad run of play by the defense put the Bruins on the board to make it 1-0. The Bruins would add two more for a trio of first half goals.

The Warriors scored their lone goal of the match midway through the second half. There was a scramble of play in the 18-yard box, and freshman Aundan Thapa cleaned up a bouncing ball to put the Warriors on the board. The Bruins would tack on another goal in the final to close out scoring for the 4-1 victory.

The Bruins outshot the Warriors in the contest 16-8, while both goalies racked up two saves each. When asked about the performance of his team Head Coach Raphael Martinez had this to say, “Again, school boy errors cost us the game. We need to learn from our mistakes for Saturday or the same result will come.”

Midland (5-4, 3-0 GPAC) will return home for a Homecoming match on Saturday, September 29. They’ll take on Jamestown (2-5, 1-2 GPAC) at Heedum Field at 7:30 p.m.