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Guardian: Men’s Soccer remains undefeated with win over Cincinnati

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Excerpt from The Guardian

The Wright State men’s soccer team took home another win Monday night, Sept. 3, defeating Cincinnati 3-2. The big win for the Raiders was a back and forth struggle with the strong Bearcat team.

The weather was an issue, with the game being postponed due to a thunderstorm. After the nearly 40-minute lightning delay, the Raiders came out strong with Stefan Rokvic scoring the first goal in the twentieth minute of the game. The battle wasn’t over for the team after the first goal, with the Bearcats bouncing back quickly, scoring off of a corner kick to tie the game at 1-1 fifteen minutes later. As the whistle blew to signify the end of the hard fought first half, the score remained tied at one goal a piece.

After the halftime, Wright State’s Deri Corfe regained the lead for the Raiders, scoring in just seven minutes to make the score 2-1. Corfe wasn’t done helping his team after scoring a goal, gaining an assist not even five minutes later off of corner kick, which teammate Alec Philippe put into the net. Philippe’s goal gave Wright State a 3-1 advantage with twenty-three minutes left to play.

The Bearcats hustled the rest of the match, trying to even the score with Wright State, but were unable to do so. Cincinnati inched closer to Wright State when they scored off of a header in the seventy-first minute of the game, leaving the last few minutes of the game to become a battle for Cincinnati to score another goal, and for Wright State to keep the ball out of their half of the field.

The Raiders finished on top, with the Bearcats unable to tie the score at three all. The 3-2 win leaves Wright State at 3-0 thus far this season. They will be taking their undefeated record into Horizon League Conference play when they travel to Northern Kentucky on Saturday night.