Men’s soccer loses two

Matt Deighton and Matt Deighton

Another weekend gone by, another two, disappointing losses added to the “L” column.

The Bowling Green Men’s soccer team just can’t get it done.

But they’re getting pretty darn close.

The Falcons were swept once again this weekend in a pair of conference matches, falling 6-3 to Northern Illinois on Friday and 2-1 in an overtime loss against Buffalo on Sunday.

The losses put the team at a disturbing 0-14 record.

They did show, however, that they can respond on offense, just not at the right time.

BG outplayed both opponents during both games, but they just couldn’t step it up when it counted.

The Falcons were blown away by the Huskies in the first half of Friday’s match, down 5-0 at intermission.

Coach Thompson’s squad was a totally different team when stepping onto the field for the second half, answering with three goals to bring the game into reach; however, NIU’s Curt Zastrow halted BG’s comeback, scoring in the 79th minute to hold on to the win.

Eleven of Bowling Green’s 15 shots on goal were recorded in the second half.

With just eight minutes to go in regulation in Sunday’s game, the Falcons’ carried a 1-0 lead off of an Omari Aldridge goal.

Stellar defense and the ability of the Falcons to control the ball for most of the game gave them the feeling they were going to pull this one off.

The light at the end of the tunnel was in reach.

But with this team’s luck, the game was surely not over.

BG suffered a heartbreaking comeback, as the Bulls of Buffalo tied the game in the 82nd minute, sending it to overtime.

No sooner did the extended play begin, Buffalo’s Jeff Martink found teammate Mirnes Biscevic off a cross for the game-winning goal, ending the match at 2-1.

BG still looks to get their first win this homecoming weekend.

The Falcons will take on the Kentucky Wildcats this Friday at 7:30 in Lexington and will look for their first win in the blue grass state.