Men's Soccer

Junior Eddy Yousak dodges Tigers as he passes the ball. The men's soccer team lost to DePauw University Wednesday. Photo by Maggie McGuire.

The moon was the lone object in the cloudless sky when men’s soccer took on DePauw University Wednesday night, but it was the bright stadium lights of Faught Stadium that lit the field.

It was a physical night with three yellow cards for each team and 23 fouls total. The Tigers scored in each half, winning 2-0.

Senior Angel Tapia of Franklin had the first shot of the game, but the Grizzly offense was quiet, taking three more attempts the rest of the half. DePauw shot the ball 11 times.

In minute 32, junior Ben Weidner crossed the ball from the left side to sophomore Ethan Webster, who knocked it in.

The Tigers’ offense regressed in the second half, dropping to six shots, with four of those being on goal—as compared to 12 and six in the first half. The Grizzlies were statistically similar in the second part of the game, shooting five times, with two on target.

Franklin had a chance to tie it with 20 minutes remaining, but missed the mark twice. Junior Eddy Yousak fired off a shot that ricocheted off the crossbar and then bounced off the ground. Colin Haveman, a sophomore yet to have a goal to call his own, headed the ball but sophomore goalie Alexander Lundin batted it away.

Weidner added a goal to complement his assist ten minutes later, hitting the back of the net. Junior Sam Thiel claimed the assist.

Yousak finished the game with two shots—the most for Franklin—and junior goalie Ian Rowe made eight saves. Defenders Logan Ramsey, a sophomore, and Tom Shrader, a junior, played all 90 minutes.

Men’s soccer will face Anderson University in their next home match on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

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