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Ravens Fend Off Grizzlies in Homecoming Match

Ravens Fend Off Grizzlies in Homecoming Match

The Anderson University men's soccer team fended off Franklin College with a 1-0 victory during Saturday's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) matchup at the AU Soccer Fields.
 
"I am very proud of the boys and their stick-to-it-ness," Coach Scott Fridley said. "They fought for 90 minute and finally got a goal. Since we changed our defense, we have gone almost 300 minutes without allowing a goal. So proud of the defense. We have a lot of soccer left and we just need to keep working together."
 
Daniel Collins (Jamestown, Ind./Western Boone) put the Ravens (5-8-2, 2-2-1) on the board by capitalizing off a pass from R.J. Macomber (Marion, Ind./Marion) in the 67th minute.
 
Caleb Oliver (Marion, Ind./Marion) and Jackson Etheridge (Finneytown, Ohio/St. Xavier) recorded a combined shutout.
 
Anderson outshot Franklin (4-12, 1-4) by a 20-5 margin and held a 7-0 advantage in shots on goal.
 
Collins led the Ravens with six shots, which include two shots on goal. Macomber provided four shots, including one shot on goal. Noah Keller (Mount Vernon, Ind./Mount Vernon) and Aiden Lutterman contributed three shots apiece, which include on shot on goal each.  Sean Cain (Monroe, Ohio/Monroe) and Regan Frost (Yorktown, Ind./Yorktown) both registered shots on goal while Nick Martin (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) and Chase Litzke (Plain City, Ohio/Fairbanks) added shots.
 
Noah LaBelle (Rushsylvania, Ohio/Calvary Christian School) and Litzke led the Ravens with four steals. Litzke also turned in a team-high three interceptions.
 
The Ravens are scheduled for two HCAC matches next week. Anderson hosts Earlham College (2-10-2, 1-4) for Senior Day on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the AU Soccer Fields. The Ravens then challenge Hanover College (7-5-1, 4-1) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Hanover.