|Taylor (Ind.) ( 6-10-3 (4-5))||1||1||0||0||2|
|Bethel (Ind.) ( 11-6-2 (6-2-1))||0||2||0||0||2|
|1||25:19||Sam Hardy (Taylor (Ind.))|
|2||71:41||Lukas Muszong (Bethel (Ind.))|
|2||79:53||Michael Maloney (Taylor (Ind.))|
|2||83:50||Josh Aaron (Bethel (Ind.))|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Indv. Leaders||Bethel (Ind.)|
|2 Players (#9,#19) - 1||Goals||2 Players (#5,#20) - 1|
|None||Assists||2 Players (#10,#16) - 1|
|#9 Sam Hardy - 5||Shots||#16 Samuel Biek - 8|
|#0 Luke Williams - 6||Saves||#31 Micah Mesward - 5|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Team Statistics||Bethel (Ind.)|
|16 (11)||Shots (on goal)||27 (16)|
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The Taylor men's soccer team ended its season in penalty kicks against top-seeded Bethel in the Crossroads League Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday. The two sides were tied, 2-2, after two overtimes and Bethel advanced, 4-3, in penalty kicks.
The Trojans (6-10-3, 4-5 CL) struck first in the match, with Sam Hardy scoring the game's first goal with 19:41 remaining in the first half.
TU held the Pilots (11-6-3, 6-2-1 CL) scoreless in the opening 45 minutes, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead at halftime. Both teams recorded 3 shots in the first half of play.
In the second half, the Trojans held their ground until BC cracked the scoreboard with less than 19 minutes left in regulation.
TU had an answer, as Michael Maloney netted his first collegiate goal eight minutes and twelve seconds later to take a 2-1 lead for Taylor.
With just over six minutes left in regulation, the Pilots responded with their second goal of the contest to even the score at 2-2.
Neither side could break the tie during the final six minutes, nor in the ensuing overtimes, sending the match into penalty kicks.
In the penalty kicks, Bethel converted on four of its six kicks, compared to TU's three-of-six, advancing the Pilots to the Crossroads League Tournament Semifinals.
Taylor ends its season with a 6-10-3 overall mark, including a 4-5 record in league play.