The KSC men’s soccer team took a hard 3-0 loss against Tufts University in last Wednesday’s game, bumping their Little East Conference (LEC) record to 2-1-2.

Luke Stergiou / Senior Photographer

Luke Stergiou / Senior Photographer

The Owls worked to create an opportunity at the 18:16 mark of the first-half when the ball landed at the feet of senior Riley Steele. However, the shot went just barely too high over the goal. With no luck scoring for either team in the first 40 minutes of the first-half, Tufts University found a break at the 40:57 mark when they were awarded a corner kick. Dexter Eichhorst was able to control a long pass aimed at the outer goal post and scored Tufts first goal, giving them a 1-0 lead over the Owls.

Within a 30 second gap,  Tufts opened up another successful scoring opportunity as Zachary Trevorrow received a short pass within the box and shot the ball into the right corner of the goal, giving Tufts a 2-0 advantage over the Owls going into halftime. The Owls came out of half-time ready to cut down their losses and achieve a goal. At the 61st minute mark of the second-half Riley Steele sent a pass into the middle after receiving a through ball. Sophomore Donovan Harris was able to touch on it as he entered the box, however Tufts defense quickly cleared it out before Harris had the opportunity to launch a shot. Tufts offense did not let up as they worked at scoring again in the 70th minute of the game.

Tufts offensive player Jared Glover broke through the Owls defense, setting himself up for a one-on-one scoring opportunity. However KSC goalie, senior Michael Sancomb made a tremendous save to keep the Tufts at 2-0. But as the clock wound down, Tufts sealed their victory at the 79:52 mark. Jarod Glover was able to head the ball over Sancomb after receiving a high cross from his fellow teammate, sealing their 3-0 lead. The Owls will face the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Saturday Oct. 28 on their home field. The game will begin at 2:00 p.m..

Caroline Perry can be contacted at cperry@kscequinox.com