(Editor’s note: Carroll College media release)
HELENA — Carroll College fell 4-0 to No. 20-ranked Corban on Friday in Salem, Oregon.
Corban (6-1, 3-0) fired 26 shots, 12 on goal, while the Saints (2-3, 1-2) managed 15 shots, four on goal.
The Warriors built a 2-0 lead in the game’s first 16 minutes.
“It was a very disappointing match,” Saints head coach Doug Mello said. “We stuck with them. It was very good first 15 minutes and then we let up and made a mistake on a ball on a corner kick.”
That one mistake doubled, as just 30 seconds later the Saints found themselves in a 2-0 hole.
“And then the games settled in and it was a nice battle,” Mello said. “Santi (Morazzani) had a nice chance. He put it unfortunately at the keeper.”
Carroll went toe-to-toe with the No. 20-ranked team for the majority of the game, but a crucial 30 seconds in the first half, followed by another minute-long lapse, cost the Saints their four-goal deficit.
“Second half was a great battle,” Mello said. “We were one goal away from making it a bit more interesting. We didn’t seem to find it. We did pressure it much better.”
Kaden Connor, despite the loss, had a strong game in the goal, recording eight saves.
The Saints are right back in action tomorrow against Northwest Christian.
“We lick our wounds and go in tomorrow and go in with a hope of not giving away goals,” Mello said. “We’ve had good chances.”