College Soccer

Trojans go Scoreless in Loss at Madonna


Livonia, Mich. – The RV Taylor men’s soccer team was shutout for just the second time this season, falling to Madonna 3-0. The loss moved the Trojans to 2-4-1 on the year.

The Trojans found their offense early, recording the first shot attempt of the game just 38-seconds into the contest. TU was also awarded the first corner kick of the game in the fifth-minute, but was unable to capitalize on the opportunity.

Despite recording the early shot, Taylor recorded just three shot attempts in the opening 45-minutes of play, with the final one coming in the 18th-minute. Following that attempt, Madonna (4-0-1) used TU’s drought to their advantage, totaling four shots and a goal in the final 26 minutes of the half to take a 1-0 lead into the intermission.

The Crusaders wasted no time to increase their lead coming out of the half. Just six minutes into the second half, Madonna pushed its lead to 2-0 after a goal by Colin Wilden. Four minutes later, the Crusaders would find the back of the net again, as Madonna’s Felipe Lupion would record his second goal of the day in the 55th-minute to extend the Crusaders lead to 3-0.

Taylor was limited to seven shots in the game, four of which came by the leg of sophomore Lewis Nisbet. Sophomore’s Sam Hardy and Wes Shupe each recorded one of Taylor’s two shots on goal during the contest.

Madonna finished with 13 shots in the game, six of which were on goal. In the 83rd-minute, the Crusaders were awarded a penalty kick, but failed to convert on it after freshman goalie Drew Sezonov saved the PK attempt. The save was his third and final of the game.

The Trojans will look to break their three-game losing streak on Saturday when the team welcomes Marygrove University to Turner Stadium at 1:00 p.m. Saturday’s match will be the final non-conference game for TU before the Trojans open Crossroads League play on Saturday, September 26 at Bethel.