GEORGETOWN - In their regular season finale, the Southwestern University men's soccer team fell to the UC-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs by the score of 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Varsity Field.
It was a defensive battle as neither team could get much of anything going in their attack. Southwestern held a slight 10-8 advantage in shots taken while UC-Santa Cruz held a 5-4 lead in corner kicks on the day.
Southwestern was the aggressor in the first half, out shooting the Banana Slugs 6-2, but had nothing to show for as no goals were scored throughout the first half. UC-Santa Cruz broke through in the 54th minute as Bryan Rodas gave them the 1-0 lead.
The Banana Slugs did a great job limiting Southwestern's opportunities throughout the second half as the Pirates only got off four shots in the period. It was enough for UC-Santa Cruz as they escaped Georgetown with the road victory.
Southwestern concludes the regular season at 5-11-3 and will prepare for the SCAC Championship beginning next weekend. The Pirates, the No. 6 seed in the event, will travel to Irving to take on the No. 3 seed Colorado College Tigers beginning at 1:30 PM.