Early deficit too much for Senators
URBANA, Ohio — Davis & Elkins couldn’t overcome an early deficit in a 2-1 loss to Urbana Saturday night in Mountain East Conference play at Urbana University Stadium.
The Blue Knights made the most of their early opportunities, striking for two goals on their first two shots within the opening 10 minutes of the game.
Luke Nicholls found the back of the net at 2:43 and again less than six minutes later to hand the hosts a quick 2-0 edge.
The Senators were outshot 6-1 in the opening half but reversed the trend in the second 45 minutes.
Daniel Cerezo converted his first collegiate goal after sinking a shot to the left corner following a pass from Luca Compagnucci, trimming the D&E deficit to 2-1 with just over 15 minutes remaining in regulation.
Compagnucci worked the ball around the Urbana goalkeeper on the right side of the box near the end line and slid a pass directly to the waiting foot of Cerezo.
Cerezo had one final opportunity as the Senators franticly rushed up the field in search of the game-tying marker, but his attempt bounced wide right as the Blue Knights held on for the victory.
Richard Glemawu made his first start of the season in goal for D&E, recording five saves.
The Senators held a 6-1 advantage in shots on goal in the second half after being outshot by the same total over the first 45 minutes.
D&E (4-5, 3-5 MEC) will travel to Notre Dame (Ohio) College on Thursday. The Senators dropped a 2-0 decision to the Falcons when the squads met on Sept. 8.