- Inside Athletics
|Marygrove (9-6-0, 4-4 WHAC)||0||0||0|
|Aquinas (13-3-0, 5-3 WHAC)||2||2||4|
|Grand Rapids, Mich.|
|1||23:23||Michael Gagnon (Aquinas)|
|1||31:27||Jonathan Spencer (Aquinas)|
|2||68:49||Michael Gagnon (Aquinas)|
|2||89:51||Enrique Padilla (Aquinas)|
|None||Goals||#10 Michael Gagnon - 2|
|None||Assists||3 Players - 1|
|#7 Gonzalo Caceres - 3||Shots||2 Players (#7,#10) - 5|
|#21 Levanno Lewis - 8||Saves||#1 Craig Demshuk - 2|
|8 (2)||Shots (on goal)||20 (12)|
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Mustangs (9-6-0, 4-4-0 WHAC) entered Wednesday's (Oct. 23) WHAC contest shorthanded as three of the team's top scorers sat out against one of the conference's best teams, Aquinas College. Playing with a new look due to missing targets up top and a key piece in the back, the men's soccer team fell 4-0 on the road to Aquinas – a team that recently received votes in the NAIA Top-25 Coaches Poll.
The new look lineup went down at the halftime break, 2-0, and allowed a pair of late second half goals in the 4-0 conference setback. In all, the Mustangs led the corner kicks battle by a 7-4 margin, but were outshot 20-8 (12-2 on goal) by the host Saints.
Gonzalo Caceres (Detroit, Mich./Southwest) led the offense with three shots, one on goal, while Talal Hamodi (Dearborn Heights, Mich./Crestwood) had the Mustangs' only other shot on target for the afternoon. Khalid Suleiman (Tulkarm, Palestine/Madonna University) had two shots and Haider Alzayadi (Simawa, Iraq/Wayne State University) added one as the Mustangs attempted to generate offense from different attackers.
The loss drops the Mustangs to fifth in the WHAC with 12 points at 4-4. The Mustangs next opponent, NAIA No. 23 Davenport University, sits atop the WHAC unblemished at 9-0 in league play with 27 points.
The Mustangs will make a return trip to Grand Rapids Saturday (Oct. 26) when the team takes on Davenport at 7:00 p.m. The game can be viewed live here.
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