GOSHEN, Ind. -- The Siena Heights men's soccer team dropped their season opener to Goshen (Ind.), 2-0, in a non-conference contest, on Wednesday.
SHU fought hard in the first half, keeping the score tied at 0-0 even though the Maple Leafs outshot the Saints 11-5 with GC earning nine corner kicks.
In the 61st-minute, Stuart Aeschliman finished a cross from Ethan Francois-Ravalier on top of the six-yard box to earn the lead for Goshen, 1-0. The Saints evened out the shots the remainder of second half, outshooting Goshen, 9-8, but were unable to capitalize. The Maple Leafs' Alejandro Rosales netted an insurance goal in the 89th-minute from Aeschliman to end the game.
Morgen Gardocki made seven saves in net for Siena Heights while Johan Escalante stopped three shots for the Maple Leafs (1-1). SHU was outshot, 19-14, by GC. Goshen held a 10-5 corner kick advantage.
Siena Heights will return to action on Saturday in the home opener against Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio). Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m.