GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Defiance College men's soccer team traveled to Thiel College on Wednesday evening. The Yellow Jackets brought home a 2-1 victory over the Tomcats.
The sides found themselves equally matched for much of the contest, heading into halftime tied 0-0. The Yellow Jackets held the edge offensively in the first forty-five minutes, leading the shots category 10 to 3.
In the 59th minute, the Yellow Jackets found themselves with a lead, as sophomore Jeremy Jimenez (Cape Coral, Fla. / Cape Coral) scored his first career goal.
The home side quickly answered back, as they snuck the ball past sophomore goalkeeper Harrison Hirth (Lapeer, Mich. / Lapeer). Hirth minded the Yellow Jacket goal for all 90 minutes and recorded four saves on five shots on frame.
Defiance continued the offensive pressure for much of the second half, tacking on nine more shots on goal, outshooting Thiel 19-9 on the day. Senior, Jared Brossia (Curtice, Ohio / Genoa ) led the Purple and Gold on the shot count tonight taking five shots, three of which on goal.
Late in the second half, freshman Noah Svanberg (Grand Rapids, Ohio / Otsego ) broke the deadlock, scoring his second career goal for the Purple and Gold. Svanberg secured the 2-1 win for the Yellow Jackets.
The Defiance victory brings their record to 3-5-1 on the year. The Yellow Jackets will be back in action on Saturday, September 28th as they travel to Heidelberg for a 2:00 pm kickoff.