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Buccaneers Hold On for Win over Maranatha

October 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Men's Soccer team got a much-needed but hard-fought win on Saturday afternoon at the Strong Complex Soccer Field, holding on for a 3-2 non-conference victory over Maranatha Baptist Bible College.

The Bucs got on the board first when Tom Slusher scored off a Jackson Wilkins assist at the 11:24 mark.  But MBBC tied it up at 1-all at the break with a score at 23:04.

Beloit got control of the match at 67:15 when Ryan Munger tallied off another Wilkins' assist.  Wilkins then gave the Buccaneers some insurance six minutes later off Silas Connelly's assist to make it 3-2 with under 17 minutes remaining.

The Crusaders refused to let up, pulling back to within one goal at 82:21.  But the Bucs held strong the remaining seven-plus minutes for the win.

John Jorgenson made five saves in net for the win.

The Buccaneers have a little time now before getting back into Midwest Conference play on Thursday when they Illinois College at the Strong Complex Field.  Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m.