By Hunter Chovanec, Sports Information Student Assistant
Alma, Mich. - The Alma College men's soccer team dropped a conference matchup to the Adrian Bulldogs on Saturday (Oct. 26). Prior to the game, the Scots honored the ten man senior class. With the loss the Scots record drops to 5-10 overall and 2-4 in the MIAA while Adrian improves to 11-5-1 overall, and 3-2-1 in the conference. The game was very chippy as five yellow cards were given out, with four being against Adrian. Senior Torsten Holland (Okemos, Mich. / Haslett) picked up the Scots only yellow card. Garrison Mast (Grand Haven, Mich. / Grand Haven) made 3 saves in his final home match as a Scot.
Adrian got the scoring started early. Logan Thomas found the back of the net 1:19 into the game to put the Bulldogs in front 1-0. After that goal, the teams couldn't get anything going on offense and Adrian took their 1-0 lead into the halftime break. 11 minutes into the second half the Bulldogs scored again when Garret Miller sent a shot past Mast to make it 2-0. Alma had its chances the rest of the game, but failed to come up with 2 goals in the final 34 minutes. Spencer Brown made 5 saves for the Bulldogs in net.
Alma outshot Adrian 14-13. The Scots also had 6 corner kicks compared to Adrian's 4. Adrian committed 12 fouls, while Alma only had 4. Sophomore Conner McCain (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Central) led the Scots with 2 shots on goal.
Up next for Alma is the final regular season game of the year at Trine University. The match will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 30).