Monday was a rough game for the Dins men's soccer team. A strong and physical defense for the Winthrop Eagles was the name of the game, giving the Eagles a 3-1 victory.
In the beginning, the Eagles struck first with a goal by Jonathan Foster in the 9th minute. This was followed a while later by the Dins in an equalizing goal by Alfredo Diaz-Santillan in the 39th minute. The Dins dished out shot after shot on the goal throughout the game, with the most coming from F/MF Jake Raine. In the end, Furman had the advantage in shots taken with 14 compared to the Eagles.
In the second half, it was a different story for the Dins. The physicality and playmaking skills by the Eagles' Brigham Larsen and his two goals (58th and 89th) were enough to set the difference between both of the highly skilled teams.
After the game, one can assume the atmosphere in the Dins' locker room was quiet. To work so hard throughout the abysmal heat of the late summer here in South Carolina and to drop a second game on the season must have been very difficult and disappointing for them.
Head Coach Doug Allison will be working on the issues he found during the game throughout this week during practice. After a very successful 2020 season for the men's soccer team, Allison surely does not want to be in must-win situations later in the season to make the tournament.
The next game for the Dins is against the in-state opponent of the University of South Carolina Upstate from Spartanburg, South Carolina. They are set to play at Stone Stadium for the third time during this four-game home stretch this Saturday, September 11, at 7:00 PM. Go Dins!