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@HerdMSoccer Falls at Liberty

Junior goalkeeper Ben Martinez.
Oct. 17, 2017

Final Stats

Box Score (PDF)
 

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Marshall men’s soccer team fell at Liberty in a close contest, 1-0, Tuesday night. The Thundering Herd is now 6-6-1 and Liberty is 9-3-1.
 
Liberty came out firing in the first half, but Marshall junior goalkeeper Ben Martinez recorded four saves. Marshall struggled offensively and managed two shots in the first half. The teams went into the break scoreless.
 
In the second half, both teams struggled to find an offensive rhythm. In the 56th, Liberty had an opportunity as Matthew Zaczyk put a shot just passed a sliding Martinez. But just before the ball crossed the line, Marshall senior defender Jascha Glueckschalt slid in and knocked the ball away saving the potential goal.
 
The Flames scored the game winner with just 42 seconds remaining. Marshall recorded six shots with three on goal. All three shots on goal came from freshman Jamil Roberts.
 
COACH QUOTES
Head Coach Chris Grassie
“We definitely shot ourselves in the foot tonight. We were only 80 percent of our best tonight. Probably still should have won the match. We didn’t take the chances when it presented itself. Some silly decisions again cost us. When we have a big game and a big opponent we get up for it. When we play someone a little easier we get lulled into a false sense of security. Hope for a big game on Saturday so we can refocus the mind and play to our potential and accomplish our goals.”
 
UP NEXT
Marshall hits the field next on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Old Dominion. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
 

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