Ashland Drops GLIAC Opener To Host Davenport

Ashland Drops GLIAC Opener To Host Davenport

The Ashland University men's soccer team ran into a high-powered offense on Friday (Sept. 15) night as host Davenport out-paced the Eagles, 5-0, in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

It was the first defeat of the season for the Eagles (3-1, 0-1 GLIAC), who had won its first three games by an 8-3 margin. The game was the conference opener for both teams and the first GLIAC contest in Davenport's program history.

Davenport, which won the NAIA national title in 2014 and played in the semifinals last season, had scored 13 goals in four games entering Friday night.

Brogan Shrimpton scored four of the Panthers' five goals in the game to run his season total to 12. He won the GLIAC's first two Offensive Player of the Week awards.

The Panthers (4-1, 1-0 GLIAC) out-shot the Eagles, 19-2, with Ashland's shots coming from sophomore midfielders Thomas Ardron and Justin Kowalski.

Freshman goalkeeper Dimitrius Karousos made 10 saves in the game.

The Eagles will look to regroup on Sunday (Sept. 17) when they travel to Purdue Northwest for a 2:30 p.m. contest.