Spartan Men Fall to Lynchburg in Weekend Finale

Frank Candau recorded five saves. (photo by Alicia Nolan)
Frank Candau recorded five saves. (photo by Alicia Nolan)

SALEM, Va. – The Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team fell 2-0 to Lynchburg College on the second and final day of the season-opening Roanoke Invitational at Kerr Stadium.

With the loss, the Spartans drop to 0-1-1 and will return to action next weekend at the Fred Meyers adidas Invitational in Delaware, Ohio.

Lynchburg's (2-0) Luke Moore accounted for both markers in the game starting with a score in the 13th minute via an assist by Dan Jobrack. Moore then put the match away when he knocked a header into the Spartan net in the 79th minute off of a pass from Josh Hinkle.

Junior midfielder Chris Cvecko (Erie, Pa./McDowell) had CWRU's best scoring chance of the match in the 54th minute, but his shot went just wide after a feed by junior forward Matthew Zembas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley N.W.). 

The teams combined for 23 fouls, and Lynchburg held a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Spartan sophomore goalkeeper Frank Candau (Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg) stopped five of seven shots on goal, including a great full-extension save on an attempt in the 65th minute by Collin Kasmer. 

Scott Zaring did not need to make a save to earn the victory for the Hornets.

The Spartans open play next weekend on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University with a 5:00 p.m. match versus Guilford College (N.C.) on Friday, September 5.