HANCOCK, Mi. The Finlandia University men’s soccer team (0-3-1) showed tremendous SISU in a 3-0 loss to Concordia Wisconsin (4-0), Sunday afternoon at McAfee Field.
“Today we were a different team,” said head coach Scott Chrysafidis. “We played and communicated as a different team and this is how we stayed in the game against a good team like Concordia. This was a huge step in the right direction for us. This is the intensity and mindset we will bring against Northland.”
Sophomore Noah Raisanen was tested early as Concordia worked a methodical offense. He came up with numerous great saves. At the 29:47 minute, junior Ozvaldo Cruz had a shot on target that was blocked.
About nine minutes into the second half, senior Javier Martinez had an open net. At the last minute, a defender blocked the shot. The Falcons finally broke through with under 22 minutes to play and would score twice more.
Raisanen came up big finishing with 15 saves.
Finlandia remains home, Thursday, Sept. 12 playing Northland. The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m.