MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2015) – Despite two goals by Tapiwa Kaseke, and another by Jonathan Colson, resulting in its highest scoring output on the young season, the Milligan College men’s soccer team could not hold off the attack of Faulkner University, and fell to the Eagles 4-3 Saturday night on Anglin Field.
With the loss, Milligan dropped its fourth straight match and went to 0-4 on the season, while Faulkner notched its first victory of 2015 to raise its record to 1-0-1.
In addition to Kaseke and Colson’s goals, Milligan was led offensively by seven shots from Kaseke, three of which were on goal, four shots by Zana Ali (two on goal), and three shots by Colson (two on goal). Additionally, Ryan Reilly contributed with two assists for the Buffaloes.
The first goal of the match did not come until the 25th minute of play when Faulkner’s Andrew Chemweno scored unassisted.
The Buffs had to wait until early in the second half to answer, but did so when Kaseke knotted his first goal of the night (48th minute) off a pass from Colson, who also had one assist to pair with his forthcoming goal.
Faulkner then proceeded to score twice in less than four minutes, once in the 58th minute by Mehdi Himmich, and again in the 62nd minute by Coastandinos Whitehead. Those goals were assisted by Gnande Zieh and Jarom Farnsworth, respectively.
The Buffs however, did not go away quietly, and found pay dirt again in the 65th minute when Colson took the pass from Reilly and put the ball in the back of the net.
Another Eagle goal in the 70th minute, this one by Evens Alcide, made it a 4-2 score, setting up an exciting finish with Kaske’s second goal in the 84th minute, and many other close calls for Milligan to knot the match. Kaseke’s second goal was assisted by Reilly for his second helper of the night.
Overall, the Buffs outshot Faulkner 20-14, including 9-8 on shots on goal, and managed two extra corner kicks than the Eagles, adding to the excitement in the waning minutes of the match.
Milligan returns to action Wednesday, Sept. 2, as they welcome Cumberland University to Anglin Field at 7 p.m. before hitting the road on Friday, Sept. 5, at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee.