Calvary University Soccer fell short to Manhattan Christian College Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City, MO.The Warriors had an excellent start to the game, creating good looks and scoring opportunities. “We started the game with strong defense and did really well working the ball up the field,” stated Coach Nichols. In the 30th minute, Oscar Palafox passed the ball up the field into space, which was met by Clay Williams who outran the Manhattan defenders to put the ball into the net. This goal put the Warriors up 1-0 over the #1 seeded team in the conference. The Manhattan Thunder responded to Calvary’s goal with one of their own in the 33rd minute to tie up the game. Manhattan continued to build momentum, scoring 3 more goals to go into the half up 4-1.
The Warriors continued to battle hard in the second half, but were unable to stop the momentum of the Thunder. Calvary continued to create good chances on their side of the field, but Manhattan’s deep bench allowed them to have the majority of the possessions. Manhattan scored two more goals before the end of the game for a final score of 6-1. Ethan Zeeryp finished the game with seven saves.
The Warriors will next play Barclay College at home on the 25th.