Mastodons On Wrong End of 2-0 Match Against Detroit Mercy
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne fell 2-0 to Detroit Mercy in a men’s Horizon League game on Wednesday night (October 13) at the Hefner Soccer Complex.
While the Titans would finish with a 2-0 win, the game was even in the box score. The Titans held a slight lead at 11-10. The ‘Dons finished 6-4 on corner kicks, including five in the second half.
The Titans scored a free kick in the 12th minute. Samory Powder was the goalscorer thanks to a feed from Ryan Halloran.
Keith Larson got a good look in the 27th minute after finding himself back in the room, but Detroit Mercy goalkeeper Jonathan Kliewer took a quick step left to get his hands on the shot.
Vukasin Bulatovic almost knotted the match in the 51st minute. His header from a free kick bounced off the left post.
It remained a 1-0 game until the 61st minute when Powder scored again. His shot defeated Mastodon goalkeeper Erik Josson, who crashed to his left but was unable to get the shot into his hand.
Purdue Fort Wayne created several chances to make up the deficit, but each time Detroit Mercy was up to the challenge. That includes a 79th-minute save by Detroit Mercy, which was just inches from goal.
Detroit Mercy improves to 3-4-4 (2-2-2 horizon). The mastodons fall on 3-8-1 (1-5-0 Horizon). The ‘Dons will return to UIC on Saturday (October 16). It will be a 8 p.m. ET start from the Windy City.
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