Men’s soccer wins three straight

The Baldwin Wallace Men’s Soccer team stunned many people’s expectations as they won heartily in their conference opener against Capital on Oct. 5, and the massive win lead BW to their third consecutive win, which is the most consecutive wins this team has seen this year.

With a big night across the board, senior All-American Danny Ruple had two assists and officially tied the BW career assists record with twenty-seven. Having already broken the goals and points record of the school earlier this season, he will look to accomplish the triple crown very soon.

BW was very quick to draw blood in the match when Ruple dribbled down the sideline in the 13th minute of the game squaring the ball for Senior Joey Geither who put away the tap in for his fifth goal of the year. The game was at a standstill with both teams battling hard until BW struck again with Ruple again driving down the line and following Geither who just managed to toe bash the ball past the keeper.

This marked Geither’s sixth goal of the year, and his strong performance helped earn him OAC Offensive Player of the Week, for the first time in his career.

Just three minutes later, Sophomore midfielder Dylan Keeling bagged his fourth goal of the year off a rebound from a shot from freshman forward Andras Fabian. Another strong performance from senior goalkeeper Patrick Mehal who kept a clean sheet for the full 90-minute game.

Head coach Reid Ayers was incredibly pleased following the game.

“The team has been applying the principles we have worked on in training into the games and the results have been really good,” Ayers said. “We have shored up our defense and it has allowed our offense to do what they are capable of. Our seniors have been great all season. With the emotion and pressure of the conference opener against Capital, our seniors set the standard and led the way for the upperclassmen. The manner and quality in which they played was clearly the difference in the game.”