MARS HILL, N.C. – Shaw University's late goal in the second half would not be enough to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the first half as the Bears men's soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to Mars Hill University Saturday afternoon at the Ammons Family Athletic Center and Meares Stadium.
The loss dips Shaw to 4-7-1 overall while Mars Hill improves to 6-5-1 on the year.
The Lions scored after 1:47 of action in the opening half to take a 1-0 lead over Shaw when Sebastian Bertilsson tucked a goal in behind the goalkeeper. MHU then found the net again after Carlo Pere connected with Oscar Mitchell at the 25th minute to put the Lions ahead 2-0 at intermission.
The Bears cut the deficit to one when senior Thiago Sooma (Sao Paulo, Brazil) launched the ball past the Lions goalkeeper into the back of the next, scoring his fifth goal of the season at the 61st minute but Shaw would not score again despite outshooting its opponents 7-4 in the second half.
Freshman Moritz Lotzen (Hochberg, Germany) ended the game with a match-high four shots and two on goal while junior Carl Kennedy (Bolton, England) added three shots and one assist. Freshman Theo Delaleu (Les Essarts Le Roi, France) recorded four saves in 90:00 of work and dropped to 2-4-1 at the goalkeeper spot.
Shaw returns to action on Oct. 22 at Mid-Atlantic Christian. The game is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw soccer and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit shawbears.com.