TIFFIN, Ohio- The Lake Erie College men's soccer team opened the second half of the 2016 season with a 2-1 close defeat to the Tiffin University Dragons on Friday (Oct. 7) on the road.
The loss dropped the Storm to a 6-4-1 overall record and a 4-4-1 GLIAC mark. Tiffin improved to 9-2 and 7-2 in the conference.
Following the loss, Storm head coach Kevin Brenner offered his take on the game. "Hats off to Tiffin as they were the better team today. I was proud to see the resiliency after going down a goal to fight back to tie it. In the end, two mental lapses doomed us and I know we can and will play better soccer come Sunday in a critical match at Findlay."
Tiffin took ten shots in the first half compared to Lake Erie's five but neither team could score a goal.
Less than two minutes into the second half, Tiffin scored the first goal of the game. Abdoul Magid Sy scored on a 20 yard shot following a cross from Andre Landell.
Ten minutes later, the Storm fought back and tied the game. Joseph Munaretto (Painesville, Ohio/Riverside) cleaned up a rebound shot from Samuel Mutemwa (Johannesburg, South Africa/Sandringham High School).
In the 70th minute, Tiffin converted a penalty kick from Landell. The kick gave the Dragons a 2-1 lead but the Storm couldn't answer.
Tiffin won the shot battle with 20 shots overall, as Lake Erie took 12 in the game. Mutemwa led the Storm with three shots.
Hugo Fauroux (Cannes, France / Lycee Bristol) made four saves and allowed two goals.
Lake Erie will be back in action with a rematch against the Findlay Oilers on Sunday (Oct. 9).