@HerdMSoccer Drops First Exhibition to Falcons|
Aug. 20, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Thundering Herd Men's soccer team opened its exhibition season with a 1-0 loss to the Bowling Green Falcons at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex Wednesday. The lone goal scorer for the Falcons, Danny Baraldi, slotted home a goal past Dominik Reining from 6 yards in the 63rd minute. Instead of the standard 45 minute halves, both teams elected to play three 30 minute periods.
AGAINST THE FALCONS
23 overall players participated for the Herd, as Head Coach Bob Gray and his staff looks to assess many of the 12 newcomers on the squad this season. Newcomers that played against Bowling Green included Dominik Reining, Ivan Sekulic, Christian Kershaw, Ryan Forde, Austin Klueh, Scott Doney, Cory Shimensky, Mike Abraham, Brandon Taylor, James Mingoes and Goran Bratic. The Falcons played 15 players overall.
THE GRAY AREA
Quotes by Coach Bob Gray on testing new players:
HOPKINS PRESEASON SELECTION
Junior Midfielder Jack Hopkins (Birmingham, Ala.) was selected to the College Sports Madness Preseason Conference USA Second Team. Hopkins is the returning leader in both goals (3) and points (6) from last season.
ANOTHER EXHIBITION SATURDAY
The Herd will take on Radford in its final exhibition on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Hoops Family Field. A preview of Saturday's game can be found here.
LET'S GET SOCIAL