Sioux Falls Out-scores Tigers in Soccer Action
The Tiger men's soccer team lost a pivotal GPAC battle with the University of Sioux Falls on Saturday, 5-3. Two of the Tiger goals were scored while playing a man down as Doane received five yellow cards and a red card in the game. Sioux Falls did not receive any cards despite committing twice as many fouls in the game (17-8). The foul count in the second half was 12-1 in USF's favor.
Doane struck first when Devon Strecker scored on a penalty kick. Less than four minutes later, USF scored on a penalty kick to tie the game.
Doane appeared to take the lead when a Sioux Falls defender headed a loose ball into his own goal but the Tigers were called for off-sides. The Cougars turned the table quickly and scored a goal to take a 2-1 lead. Sioux Falls took a 3-1 lead into halftime.
With the Cougars up 4-1 in the second half, Kyle Smith scored a goal for the Tigers to cut the lead in half. However, with less than 10 minutes to play the Cougars picked up their fifth goal of the game. With seven seconds remaining, John Thurman was able to slip past the defense and score the final goal of the game for Doane.
The Tigers will play host to Nebraska Wesleyan on October 15 at 7:15 PM. The game can be heard on the Tiger Sports Network.