No. 23 Fort Hays State men’s soccer team dropped a 2-0 conference road matchup to Southern Nazarene on Saturday.
The loss was the Tigers’ second straight, moving the squad to 2-3-1 (0-2-0 MIAA) for the year.
FHSU started hot, firing three shots in the opening 10 minutes, but it was SNU that found the net early on, capitalizing on the first on Javier Caballeros’ two goals in the game.
The Tigers continued to push the tempo offensively, finishing the first half with 10 shots, but couldn’t score before the break.
In the second half, Fort Hays State again attacked the goal, firing nine shots in the final 45 minutes of regulation. SNU, however, put the game out of reach in the 78th minute on Caballeros’ second goal of the day.
Kent Freund played the entire 90 minutes in goal, saving three shots.
Offensively, Diego Cabral led the team with five shots (three on goal), while Maurizio Costa had four attempts.
FHSU returns home next week for a contest with MIAA rival Lindenwood on Thursday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., from FHSU Soccer Stadium.