The Wright State men's soccer team fell behind early and could not recover in dropping a 2-0 decision to Marshall in the season opener Friday night at the Fields at Trace Fork in Charleston, West Virginia.
Tom Jackson gave the Thundering Herd a quick 1-0 lead just 1:35 on a goal off a throw-in and Jackson added another score at the 37:29 mark to make it 2-0.
Both teams finished with 10 shots and WSU had a 7-4 edge in corner kicks, but the Raiders could not take advantage.
"In any game, you can't give up a goal early and expect to have a lot of success," said head coach Bryan Davis. "A lot of people forget that we are a young group and today we played like one early."
"We did well to create opportunities in the second half, but that is not enough," added Davis. "We are disappointed and will work to improve this coming week."
Wright State visits Xavier Tuesday at 7:00.