|Iowa Wesleyan (2-2-1)||0||3||3|
|Mount Pleasant, IA|
|2||54:58||Alvaro Sebastian (Iowa Wesleyan)|
|2||56:09||Pablo Garcia (Iowa Wesleyan)|
|2||69:50||Pietro Amado (Cornell)|
|2||77:19||Blas Villaseca (Iowa Wesleyan)|
|Cornell||Indv. Leaders||Iowa Wesleyan|
|#10 Pietro Amado - 1||Goals||3 Players - 1|
|#10 Pietro Amado - 4||Shots||#15 Blas Villaseca - 7|
|#00 Tom Gallagher - 3||Saves||#0 Trevor Haasis - 2|
|Cornell||Team Statistics||Iowa Wesleyan|
|11 (3)||Shots (on goal)||16 (7)|
Mount Pleasant, Iowa - September 13, 2017 - In today's men's soccer action, Iowa Wesleyan hosted Cornell College at East Lake Park. The Tigers were coming off of a double overtime draw against Grinnell College. After a scoreless first half, Iowa Wesleyan took it to the Rams and came away with a 3-1 victory.
In the first period of today's match, both defenses held each other in check. Neither team was able to find the back of the net. Iowa Wesleyan had five shots on goal, while the Rams had four in the opening period.
Iowa Wesleyan was the aggressor out of the halftime break. The Tigers took two quick shots, but they missed the target. That did not slow IW down, as they continued to pressure the Ram defense. Alvaro Sebastian (FR/Spain) scored the first goal of the game just under ten minutes into the second period. The Tigers would go up 2-0 with a goal by Pablo Garcia (FR/Spain).
The Rams were able to cut the Tiger lead to one after scoring on a penalty kick. Iowa Wesleyan felt the momentum begin to shift, as Cornell began to pressure the IW defense. The Tigers made some substitutions, bringing several starters back on the field. Iowa Wesleyan took two shots, but both were wide of the net.
Pablo Garcia had a chance to extend the lead, but the Rams came up with a big save. Fortunately for the Tigers, Blas Villaseca (FR/Spain) was there to gather the rebound and send a shot to the back of the net to give IW a 3-1 lead. Cornell would get one more shot in the half, but it was off target and the Tigers held on to defeat the Rams.
Blas Villaseca led the Tigers with seven shots, three of which were on goal, and Pablo Garcia finished with four shots. Trevor Haasis (SO/Williamsburg, IA) was in the goal for Iowa Wesleyan and recorded two saves in the win.
Iowa Wesleyan will host Rockford University on Saturday, September 16th. The match is set to start at 12 pm at East Lake Park.
Tiger Athletics: Iowa Wesleyan University strives to provide its student-athletes the opportunity to be successful in life and sports. Engaged in the SLIAC and UMAC Conferences, Tiger athletics is a proud member of NCAA Division III.