Even though Presentation came out on the short end on the scoreboard, the men’s soccer team accomplished a goal Saturday at Saints Field.
The Saints, after being shutout Friday by Providence, scored their first goal of the season in an 8-1 loss to the same team. The visitors led 2-0 before PC’s goal by Braedon Sutton with an assist from Brendan Goetzinger at the 15:00 mark.
Providence scored the final two goals of the first half and led 4-1 at the break, and tallied two more quick goals early in the second half. Saints coach Scott Westbrook said the visitors added two late goals as well.
“All in all, we did okay,” said Westbrook. “The guys worked really hard, but we were a little outmanned. We accomplished a goal by getting our first goal of the season.”
Westbrook said while the Saints do not have a full complement of players, the team does not give up.
“We are very young and inexperienced, but we battle hard each and every game,” he said. “Kevin Johnson, our goalie, is athletic and acrobatic. People notice him. He’s a good keeper.”
The Saints (0-2) continue their season Wednesday against Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa.