Ashland Men Lose Road Game Against Oilers, 1-0

Ashland Men Lose Road Game Against Oilers, 1-0


THE TURNING POINT: Findlay scored the game's lone goal in the ninth minute and held on for the victory.

STAT OF THE DAY: Senior goalkeeper Nick Ciraldo allowed just one goal and made four saves, and saw his season goals-against average drop to 1.63.

In the middle game of another three-games-in-five-days stretch, Ashland University's men's soccer team lost a 1-0 decision at Findlay on Friday (Sept. 30).

The Eagles are 4-5 overall, the Oilers are 3-6 and both Ashland and Findlay have matching 2-5 marks in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Friday's lone goal came in the ninth minute when Findlay freshman forward Michael Shaikly scored on a feed from freshman midfielder Josh Burton.

The Oilers took 13 shots to the Eagles' six. AU senior goalkeeper Nick Ciraldo made four saves.

Findlay took four of the game's five corner kicks.

UP NEXT: Having completed its first month of action in its return to the pitch, Ashland will play the second of four straight road contests on Sunday (Oct. 2) at 2 p.m. at Tiffin.