Falcons sweep weekend meetings

Terrance Davis and Terrance Davis

The Bowling Green State University men’s soccer team notched home wins against Dayton and Tiffin, this past Saturday, to remain unbeaten on in its spring season.

The Falcons knocked off Dayton, 1-0, in the first game. BG’s midfield displayed crisp passing and savvy footwork to keep the Flyers’ defenders on its heels for much of the game.

Head coach Eric Nichols was impressed with his team’s performance.

“Dayton is a really talented team,” Nichols said. “To shut them out and get the goal was great for our confidence. I was pleased. We didn’t give them much.”

Unfortunately, the Falcons couldn’t capitalize on key opportunities to expand their lead and appeared to take their foot off the gas in the final twenty minutes of the second half.

“If we were firing on all cylinders I think we could have probably stretched our lead another goal or two,” Nichols said

Two hours later, BG returned to the field against Tiffin. After a sloppy first-half by both squads, the Falcons scored three second-half goals to secure a 3-0 win.

“Our performance against Tiffin was good. The field was really rough so the game was played a little bit sloppier than I would have liked but I won’t take anything away from their performance. Three goals. Getting another shut-out. It was good stuff,” said Nichols.

Coach Nichols said that his offense will need to be more aggressive when they have leads and man-advantages.

“We need to have that killer instinct in the final third. When we feel we have a team beat we tend to lay off a little bit. We need to bring that constant aggression so that we can close the deal when we have a team reeling.”

The Falcons have an overall record of 3-0-1 as they head in their game with the Alumni on April 17th.

Two days later, the BG face Columbus Crew in Columbus. Both the players and the coach relish the opportunity to go against a MLS team.

“The match against the Crew is beneficial for us for several reasons,” said Nichols. “It will be a great opportunity for our players to go up against a professional team, and it gives the coaching staff a chance to see how we measure up against a team that will be as talented as any we have ever faced. We will definitely have our hands full in that one.”