Monday, September 2, 2013DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Westminster College men's soccer team lost, 2-1, to Defiance on the final day of the Purple and Gold Classic hosted by Defiance College on Sunday. The Titans moved to 1-1 overall on the year, while the Yellow Jackets stayed perfect at 2-0.
Titan sophomore Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) gave Westminster a 1-0 lead in the first half after teammate Austin Ewers (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington Area) found him with 35:49 on the clock.
Defiance responded in the second half with two goals in the 50th-minute frame (50:28, 57:03).
Both teams recorded identical shots (11 total, 5 on goal).
Westminster junior goalie Michael Girata (Monaca, PA / Central Vally) got the start and had two saves in a complete-game effort.
The Titans are back on the field Wednesday when they host D'Youville in their home opener at 7:30 p.m.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.