GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A strange early goal doomed the Mustangs (6-5-1; 1-1-1 WHAC) from the start in their road conference matchup at (RV) Davenport University (10-2; 3-0 WHAC).
The Mustangs, facing a tall task against the conference frontrunner Panthers, needed to put together a sound all-around game in order to stay with a program that sits just outside of the NAIA Top-25 after receiving multiple votes this week.
Instead, the Mustangs would get out to an unlucky start as an early misdirected goal put the Panthers on top, 1-0. The goal would start a Panther attack that would formulate two more goals to put the Mustangs down 3-0 at the break.
In the second half, the Mustangs would hang tough, but eventually fall to the soon-to-be Top-25 team, 4-0. The decision handed the Mustangs their first conference loss of the season.
The Mustangs will be back in action Wednesday (Oct. 10) when they host another top conference counterpart, Indiana Tech. The Warriors of Indiana Tech are owners of an impressive 11-2 record on the season, including an unblemished mark in conference at 2-0. The Warriors have also won their last six matches heading into Wednesday's WHAC contest.