Men's soccer keeps pace with No. 14 Messiah until final minutes

Ryan Waugh (Photo by Trent Copenhaver)
Ryan Waugh (Photo by Trent Copenhaver)

FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College men's soccer team answered the first two goals by No. 14 Messiah but the Falcons broke a 2-2 tie with a pair of late goals to defeat the Blazers 4-2 in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play.

Inside the Box Score

How it Happened

  • In the 20th minute, Luke Groothoff took a shot after the ball was crossed to the far post and Chase Ross came up with a team save to preserve the scoreless tie.
  • Groothoff ended up scoring the evening's first goal midway through the 30th minute with a strike from outside the box for a 1-0 lead. 
  • The Blazers responded with a goal less than two minutes before the half ended. Poisal sent a corner to the far post and Waugh headed it into the net in the 44th minute. 
  • The tie stood until the 61st minute, when Lucas Kokolios scored off an assist from Trevor Goodling. 
  • Hood answered less than a minute later. Smith took a shot that was saved by Nate Flanders but Poisal came crashing in behind to clean up the rebound to make it 2-2 in the 62nd minute. 
  • Matt McDonald found the back of the net in the 76th minute for what proved to be the game-winner. Grant Johnson took an assist from Groothoff to put the match out of reach in the 85th minute. 


  • Flanders made one save for Messiah. 
  • Hood falls to 9-6-2 overall, while the Falcons improved to 12-2-2. 

Up Next

The Blazers host Arcadia on Saturday, October 26. 




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