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Blue Jays come up short in physical battle against Owls

by Fulton Sun Staff | September 14, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
Courtesy of Westminster College Athletics. (Jacob Elder/Courtesy)

FULTON -- The Westminster College men's soccer team hosted crosstown William Woods University in a Wednesday night showdown.

The Blue Jays and Owls battled for 90 minutes in a very physical match, with four yellow cards and 27 fouls.

In the end, a penalty kick gave William Woods the 2-1 victory, improving to 5-3-1 on the season.

The Blue Jays are still looking for their first win of 2023, falling to 0-5.

Junior Adam Luetkemeyer scored a beautiful goal from distance to stun the Owls and give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute.

Westminster continued to pressure and frustrate the William Woods defense, putting up five shots in the first half.

Kaedyn Royer almost put the Blue Jays up 2-0 after a beautiful ball into the box on a free kick from midfield.

Royer got to it and attempted a header, just missing the crossbar.

Davis Herbst got the start in goal for the Blue Jays and made five saves in the game.

The Owls put up 14 shots total in the game, seven being on target. They tied the game in the 54th minute and then capitalized on a penalty kick in the 57th minute to take a 2-1 lead.

Westminster only created three shot attempts in the second half, but all three were threatening and had the potential to tie the game up, but the Owls keeper saved them all.

The Blue Jays also created four corner kick chances in the second half to keep the pressure on.

William Woods could hang on long enough to walk out of Kent and Judith Mueller Stadium with a 2-1 victory.

The Blue Jays will return on Sunday to host the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. That game will kick off at 2 p.m.

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