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The men's soccer team (0-6) fought through another tough game on Tuesday, falling to UW-Whitewater 3-0 on the road.
The Muskies' back line was harassed by an aggressive Warhawk offense that fired a total of 16 shot attempts for the game, 11 of which were on goal.
"We had three minor mental lapses for the game," said head coach Dave Madsen. "The times we didn't close down, Whitewater capitalized on them."
This insistent attack led to an early goal in the 16th minute, putting the Muskies at a 1-0 deficit going into the half.
"The shot itself was a good," Madsen said of the Warhawk's first half goal, "but I'm disappointed they were able to get in position as easily as they did."
UW-Whitewater continued to have their way with the Muskies in the second half, scoring a quick goal a few minutes in, and then tallying their third at the 65 minute mark.
"In the second half we came out flat-footed," said Madsen. "We didn't close down the shooters and we were losing the ball at midfield. We had a nice chance to score on a cross from Scott Kress to Kevin Fitchett, but it missed just wide of the post."
The Muskies will be back in conference action and looking to tally their first win of the season, both overall and in conference play this Saturday, September 23, as they host Maranatha Baptist.
"I think the guys are getting a little frustrated at not having scored a goal in the last few games," said Madsen. "If they keep working hard to create chances, the goals will come. We try to play a challenging schedule to see how good we can be. If we can keep our focus and intensity right from the start, we can be just as good as any team and better than quite a few as well."
Game time on Saturday is set for 3:30 p.m.