f Iowa Wesleyan University - IWC men fall to rival Statesmen
Jagdeep Kang (#4) carries the ball near midfield as Walton Ponce (#11) looks on behind the play.
Jagdeep Kang (#4) carries the ball near midfield as Walton Ponce (#11) looks on behind the play.
Men's Soccer - Tue, Oct. 4, 2011
IWC men fall to rival Statesmen
William Penn University
Iowa Wesleyan
MOUNT PLEASANT - The Iowa Wesleyan College men's soccer team missed a chance to solidify its position in the Midwest Collegiate Conference standings, losing to William Penn University 4-1 on Tuesday at East Lake Park.

The Tigers had a chance to move solidly into the top six in the conference standings, but instead slipped back behind the Statesmen in the standings and back into a tie for seventh. IWC dropped to 4-7 overall and 1-3 in the MCC, while Penn improved to 2-7-2 and is now 1-3-1 in conference.

The Statesmen scored three times in the second half, including two goals just over a minute apart to break the game open. Tyler Mather and Joshua Jacobs scored just 1:20 apart, and the goal by Jacobs gave WPU a 3-0 lead in the 56th minute.

IWC got its long goal with 6:37 left in the match as Caio Costa (Fr.-Sao Paolo, Brazil) went coast to coast after a Statesmen corner kick and scored to make it 3-1. Penn added a final goal by David Martinez with 1:26 left to close out the scoring.

William Penn controlled the first half, outshooting the Tigers 8-2 and going ahead 1-0 when Tom Hogan pinballed the ball off several Wesleyan players in the box and finally past goalkeeper Mirko Drsysga (Fr.-Bremen, Germany). The Statesmen outshot IWC 13-11 in the match and had an 8-5 advantage in shots on goal.

Costa led Wesleyan with three shots, all on goal. Kris Dolinsky (So.-Fishers, Ind.) added two shots. Drsysga made four saves in goal for the Tigers.

IWC will play at home again Saturday when it hosts Mount Mercy University in another conference match. The day will mark Senior Day activities for the Tiger men's and women's soccer teams, and seniors Troy Osborne (Sydney, Australia), Jesus Soto (Roscoe, Ill.) and Cody Nathan (Newark, Calif.) will be honored before the men's match at 3 p.m.

Box score WPU 4 IWC 1