GEORGETOWN - The Southwestern University men's soccer team faced a 2-0 deficit at halftime, but got a goal back in the second half and pressured the Tigers throughout the period. However, the Pirates eventually fell short to Colorado College, 2-1, at Varsity Field.
The Tigers out shot the Pirates 20-10 on the evening including a 10-5 advantage in both halves. Colorado College also led 9-2 in corner kicks on the night.
It was all Tigers in the first half as they scored goals at the 17th and 32nd minutes. Joel Frykholm connected on the first goal off a corner kick while Robert Malone set up Cam Stopforth in the middle of the box to push the lead out to two.
Colorado College came out aggressive in the second half, looking for a three goal advantage, but senior Ryan Benner kept the Pirates alive, saving six shots throughout the period.
Southwestern was able to counter and get themselves back into the match in the 52nd minute as a free kick from freshman Luke Orren deflected off of sophomore Justin Cruz in the box and to fellow sophomore Kip Karschnik who drove it home to cut the deficit to one.
Southwestern was aggressive throughout the rest of the second half, but could not find an equalizer as they eventually fell by the one goal margin.
Karschnik led the attack with three shots and his fifth goal of the season while senior Christian Lopez came off the bench with two shots in the second half. Benner was excellent in goal with seven saves in the match, coming up with huge saves throughout the second half to keep the Pirates within reach.
Southwestern will return to action on Sunday as they welcome in the University of Dallas in SCAC action at 2 PM.