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Late goal dooms Centre men’s soccer in 1-0 loss at Thomas More

Late goal dooms Centre men’s soccer in 1-0 loss at Thomas More

Man of the Match - Patrick Ferrell

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – A goal in the 85th minute sank Centre College men's soccer Tuesday night at Thomas More, as the Colonels dropped their first of the season, 1-0, against the Saints. 

Centre (2-1-0), playing its third match in four nights, was locked in a scoreless draw with Thomas More (1-1-0) for much of the contest. The two sides were balanced statistically, finishing near-even in shots (15 to 15) and shots on goal (five to three, Centre), but the Saints' Sam Lewis provided the defining goal to seal the win for the home team.

Thomas More keeper Jeff Paulin stopped all five shots the Colonels put on frame, including four in the second period.

The Colonels had a string of six corner kicks within the last 15 minutes, but were unable to capitalize on the offensive position. Two of those corners resulted in shots, with both missing high.

Centre goalie Bailey Spade (Frankfort, Ky.) totaled two saves and surrendered just his second goal of the season – and first non-penalty kick score.

Senior forward Noah Wesley-Chevalier (Cincinnati) put two of his three shots on goal to lead the Colonel attack.

Centre takes a brief respite before returning home to Amend Field, where it hosts the 28th Annual Bob Allen Nissan Classic Sept. 8-9. The Colonels face Baldwin Wallace Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET and Kenyon the following night at 7:30 p.m.