Golden Grizzlies soccer goes scoreless against Milwaukee Panthers

The men’s soccer team headed down to Engelmann Stadium in Milwaukee for the final away game of the regular season that ended with a 90-minute scoreless matchup against the Milwaukee Panthers. 

This tie makes the fourth of the regular season. The Panthers looked to get things started, putting freshman keeper Michael Sly Jr. to test early — but he has the ability to anticipate any type of play, even denying a crucial penalty kick attempt that couldn’t find the back of the net which could have put the Panthers on the board with seven minutes left in the first half. 

Following a give and go, the Panthers’ Logan Farrington would attempt back-to-back shots. His efforts were stopped by the Grizzlies’ superb defense. 

They had multiple opportunities early on, but the Grizzlies executed well and put great pressure on the ball. Their defense was on point. There were seven shots taken by the Panthers that were on goal, but they took a total of 26. 

Senior midfielder Ville Ahola and junior midfielder Owen Smith were on a roll for the Grizzlies as they looked to make some noise towards the end of the first half. 

Coming back from half, a spark was needed but the light was still dim. Injuries seemed to take a toll on both teams and neither could find their niche. Although there were four of Oakland’s shots on net out of 13, they weren’t able to get a point on the board. 

Despite a tie game of 0-0, the team’s efforts should be recognized. There were some good things done by freshman Jack Klomparens, who had four shots. Forward Dawsun Schrum is a redshirt senior who had two shots. Forwards Zach Townsend and Smith also had two.

The Grizzlies stand at a 3-9-4, 3-2-3 record with one game left of the regular season.

The Golden Grizzlies will look to make great strides to get a win back at home on the Oakland Soccer Field on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. that will set the tone for what’s to come next.