|Graceland (2-6-1 / 0-4-0 HEART)||1||0||1|
|Culver-Stockton (4-3-2 / 2-2-0 HEART)||2||2||4|
|#4 Galindo,Mateo - 1||Goals||#34 Northern,Mackenzie - 2|
|None||Assists||#8 McCrudden,Greg - 2|
|2 Players (#6,#10) - 2||Shots||#34 Northern,Mackenzie - 4|
|#1 Smith,Liam - 3||Saves||#1 Luciani,Nicholas - 3|
|10 (4)||Shots (on goal)||14 (7)|
CANTON, MO – Graceland University men's soccer team was taken down by Culver-Stockton College Wednesday night 4-1.
The Yellowjackets were the first to get on the board in the 24th minute of the game, when Mateo Galindo found the back of the net to move ahead 1-0. The Jackets maintained the edge throughout a good portion of the half. With two minutes to play in the first half, Reece Miller scored to tie the game. Then just over a minute later, the Wildcats earned a corner kick. Greg McCrudden sent the ball into the box with Javier Magallon slipping a ball past GU's keeper to move ahead 2-1 at halftime.
After the break, Mackenzie Northern pushed the score to 3-1 in the 50th minute of the game from Greg McCrudden who tabbed his second assist on the night. Four Minutes later, Culver-Stockton's Luke Blackburn connected with Northern to extend the score to 4-1 in the 54th minute. With 20 minutes to play Graceland's offense began pressing higher earning corner kicks and taking shots. Unfortunately, GU was unable to get a shot to find the back of the net, falling 4-1 on the road.
The Yellowjackets were outshot by the Wildcats 14-10. CSC recorded seven shots on goal to GU's four.
Graceland's goal was scored by Mateo Galindo Montenegro who counted just a single shot in the game. Jorge Morales Reyes posted two shots on goal in the contest while Jose Maria Ruiz Gomez added one. Liam Smith recorded three saves in the game.
The loss drops Graceland to 2-6-1 overall and 0-4 in the Heart. Culver-Stockton improved to 4-3-2 on the year and 2-2 in conference play.
The men's soccer team will next play on the road at Evangel University on Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Springfield, MO.
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