Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College men’s soccer program conceded three goals in the opening half, and despite a valiant effort in the final 45 minutes, fell on Saturday afternoon 3-0. The Bantams (1-12-1) fired on five shots in the second half, but couldn’t break the Wesleyan (6-5-2) defense.
It took the visitors less than 30 minutes to find the back of the net, taking an early 1-0 lead. Freshman Matthew Rubinstein (Forest Hills, N.Y.) was able to one-time a shot inside the six-yard box on a long throw-in from junior Sam Serxner (Princeton, N.J.) to open the scoring.
Just three minutes later, the Cardinals doubled the lead on the exact same play; this time, it was senior Trevor Devanny (Concord, N.H.) that found the ball inside the six from a long header, tucking it into the top-right corner for the score.
The Cardinals put a third goal in the back of the net to end the first half. Senior Mike Gallo (Rutherford, N.J.) followed up a shot saved by Trinity keeper Anes Gadun (Clinton, Conn.) and slid a shot into the corner to give the visitors a 3-0 lead.
Physicality increased in the second half, but neither team found the twine, ending the scoring at 3-0.
Gadun finished the afternoon with impressive numbers, making five saves in the setback. Freshman Liam Devanny (Concord, N.H.) made three stops on the afternoon before being replaced late in the second half.
The Bantams have one final game this season, playing host to Amherst October 30. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.