RICHMOND,Ind-Earlham men's soccer just couldn't quite put it together offensively in a 2-0 loss to the Wabash Little Giants at home.
From kickoff the Little Giants played physically. The Quakers just could not quite match the physicality, allowing Wabash to dominate possession of the ball. With fifteen minutes left in the period, a break in the defense gave Wabash's David Riggs the opportunity to score a goal making it 1-0.
The second period was marked by excessive ball movement by both teams. The Quakers came out matching the physicality of the Little Giants, and there was an increase in the number of on the field injuries as well as fouls. A foul called on Earlham's Haki Johnson in Earlham territory led to a free kick for Wabash. Jacques Boulais capitalized and redirected a header into the middle of the net, putting Wabash up by two goals.
Earlham only had two shot attempts through the entire match compared to Wabash's eight.
The match ended with 7:38 left in the second half due to inclement weather.
Earlham will be back at home to face the Otterbein Cardinals on September 8 at 3:30pm.
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