Central Penn men's soccer lose to Christendom

By Dylan Kleintop, Student Reporter

Going into the game, the men’s soccer team knew they were going to have their hands full against a tough Christendom team. Central Penn did everything they could to pull out the win, but it just wasn’t enough. 

The Knights came close to getting the scoring started in the first half, when Kyle Stauffer took a shot, which just narrowly missed the side of the goal. The Knights held strong defensively, with freshman Trevor Holderegger making fantastic saves. 

Christendom scored late in the first half. There was nothing Holderegger could do, on a blistering shot from 25 yards out. Although down 1-0 at halftime, the Knights weren’t out of the contest just yet. 

In the beginning of the second half, Christendom turned up the pressure, forcing Holderegger into many more saves. Although the Knights defense was holding strong, it wasn’t quite enough, as Christendom added another goal, before quickly making it 3-0. 

Several minutes later, Christendom added two more to make it 5-0. Although the Knights were being shutout, they still pushed for a goal, and they got that when Zach Morrill (pictured) stepped up to take a freekick from 20 yards out and hit it past the goalkeeper for his third goal of the season. This gave the Knights some light, but it just wasn’t enough. 

Christendom tacked on two more scores to finish the game with a 7-1 victory, and hand the Knights their third loss of the season. 

Although they may have lost, Coach Doug Fisher was proud of his team.  “We worked hard. The score line does not reflect how well our team played. They have nothing to be ashamed of," said Fisher. 

On Wednesday, the Knights play Valley Forge  a team that they tied in the first game of the season. Central Penn will look to get back on track with a win.