Men’s soccer looks to find footing in early matches


The past couple of weeks have been eventful for the Baldwin Wallace University men’s soccer team.

The Yellow Jackets started off the season on August 31st on the road in Erie, Pa. facing the State University of New York at Geneseo in the annual Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament, hosted by Penn State Behrend College.

The Yellow Jackets defeated Geneseo 3-2 in the season opener, with junior Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) forward Cannon Dees scoring his first collegiate goal. The next day, BW fell to Houghton (N.Y) 3-2 in the teams’ final game in the tournament.

On September 4th, Baldwin Wallace hosted the College of Wooster in their home opener. The Yellow Jackets defeated the non-conference opponent 2-1.

Later that wee, the team traveled to North Manchester, Ind. and was defeated 4-2 by Manchester University (Ind.). Junior two-time All-OAC forward Danny Ruple was named Offensive Player of the Week after his efforts in the two games.

The team’s most recent matchup occurred last Saturday, tying with Anderson University (Ind.) in a double overtime (4-4) in Anderson, Ind. This week, the Yellow Jackets will face Allegheny (Pa.) on the road on September 12th.