|Graceland University ( 2-5-1 (0-3))||1||0||1|
|Missouri Valley (6-0-1 (2-0))||1||1||2|
|1||34:04||Clayton Sousa (Missouri Valley)|
|1||42:52||Guillermo Laguna Rodriguez (Graceland University)|
|2||52:15||Joan Matorell (Missouri Valley)|
|Graceland University||Indv. Leaders||Missouri Valley|
|#17 Guillermo Laguna Rodriguez - 1||Goals||2 Players (#4,#24) - 1|
|#5 Tyler Wood - 1||Assists||#10 Slaven Baskalo - 1|
|#3 Zack Ferrara - 2||Shots||2 Players (#4,#7) - 3|
|#1 Liam Smith - 5||Saves||None|
|Graceland University||Team Statistics||Missouri Valley|
|4 (1)||Shots (on goal)||14 (8)|
MARSHALL, MO – Graceland University men's soccer was taken down by No. 3 Missouri Valley College by the score of 2-1. The Vikings are the second top 10 team to face the Yellowjackets this week.
Missouri Valley looked to strike early in the contest, creating multiple chances and earning corner kicks throughout the half. In the 34th minute of the first half, MVC's Slaven Baskalo connected with Clayton Sousa who found the back of the net to give the Vikings the lead. GU looked to answer back quickly, but just missed the mark. Then with two minutes to play in the first half, Graceland's Tyler Wood sent a ball of Guillermo Laguna Rodriguez who evened the score at 1-1. The score remained the same at halftime.
The Vikings took the lead back in the 53rd minute of the game. Joan Matorell counted the game winning goal, which was unassisted. MVC continued to control the pace and tempo of the game, defeated Graceland 2-1.
Missouri Valley outshot Graceland 14-4 in the game, placing eight shots on goal to GU's one.
The Vikings had two players record three shots in the contest. Clayton Sousa put two shots on frame to score a goal, as Joan Matorell added two shots on target as well. Matorell tabbed the game winning goal. Goal keeper Patrick Irankunda earned the shutout, making one save.
Graceland has dropped four straight, falling to 2-5-1 and are now 0-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Missouri Valley has improved to 6-0, including 2-0 in the Heart.
The men's soccer team will continue on the road for their third game in a row, traveling to Culver-Stockton College on Sept. 27 in Canton, MO. The game is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.
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