Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Falls 2-1 at Xavier
Release: Thursday 08/28/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State men's soccer team led 1-0 at the half, only to see Xavier score twice in the second half, including the winning goal on a penalty kick, as the Musketeers won 2-1 Tuesday night at the XU Soccer Complex.

Sophomore midfielder Emeka Ononye gave the Raiders a 1-0 advantage at the 7:48 mark of the opening period as his shot from the top of the box found the left side of the net for his first ever collegiate goal.

Xavier, who received votes in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America national poll and is ranked #2 in the Mid-Atlantic Region, tied it with a Luke Spencer goal at the 61:19 mark of the second half and went in front nearly three minutes later as Spencer scored again, this time connecting on a penalty kick at the 63:53 mark.

"I really felt our guys had some very good moments tonight," said head coach Bryan Davis.  "We did a great job doing enough to lead for most of the night."

"Though we are missing some guys who have been great for us, we refuse to make excuses," added Davis.  "We did enough to get a positive result tonight and it's tough to have a penalty kick decide the winner."

The Musketeers finished with a 16-10 shot advantage and a 4-3 edge in corner kicks.

Wright State (0-2) makes the short trip to Columbus twice this weekend for the Wolstein Classic, hosted by Ohio State.  On Friday, the Raiders take on Davidson at 5:00 while on Sunday, WSU faces #16 Coastal Carolina at noon.

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