GLENSIDE, Pa. - A goal in the 76th by Bradley McKim proved to be the difference as Arcadia posted a 1-0 MAC Commonwealth win over the Stevenson men's soccer team to snap a two game win streak for the Mustangs Saturday afternoon at Jean Lenox West Field.
It was the third consecutive one-goal game for the Mustangs (3-8-2, 2-2 MAC Commonwealth) and eighth overall. The loss leaves Stevenson in a tie for fourth place with the Knights () as both teams have six points.
The hosts went on the offensive early on, earning a corner kick just 2:01 into the contest. The Knights, who held a 6-1 edge in corner kicks in the opening half, recorded the opening shot just 30 seconds following the corner but the header sailed high.
Stevenson, who held a 9-7 advantage in shots in the opening half, fired the first three shots on net, all in the opening 18 minutes, but Chris Watson knocked all three aside. Down the other end, senior Jake Brown made saves on the two shots the Knights recorded on net.
To Mustangs had a deep free kick to open the second half but the kick by sophomore DR Medtart was cleared away. Down the other end, the visitors were whistled for a foul giving Arcadia a free kick but Brown came up with his third save of the game.
The Stevenson defense blocked eight shots throughout the game, including back-to-back shots in the 54th minute before drawing the Knights offside.
With 18:03 remaining in the game, the Mustangs were issued a red card, leaving the team with 10 players for the rest of the game. Just 3:08 later McKim received a cross at the top of the box from Harun Abdullahi and placed the ball to the right side of the net to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.
Following the goal, the Knights held Stevenson without a shot the rest of the way while recording four shots of their own. Brown recorded three saves in the final 15 minutes and finished the game with six.
Arcadia outshot the Mustangs, 18-12, including 11-3 in the second half while holding a 9-4 edge in corner kicks.
Stevenson returns to action on Tuesday, October 17 when the Mustangs host a MAC Commonwealth contest versus Lebanon Valley beginning at 7:00 p.m.