Grace opened the season with a disappointing loss to Cleary College by the score of 3-2.
Grace started the game strong, creating quality chances but failed to score. Instead it was the guest that put the first goal in taking a 1-0 lead into halftime. It would continue to get worse for the Tigers as they conceded twice more after half and found themselves in a tough position. Grace continued to play and was able to draw a goal back when freshman Aaron Weinss scored his first college goal as Chris Thompson played a ball into him and Weinss was able to make good on the chance. Shortly after the Tiger’s would cut the deficit to one as Jonah Stacy grabbed the Tiger’s second goal. In the end the Tiger’s were not able to mount the comeback as the deficit proved to much. “We worked hard, but did not have enough quality in our play to win the game. We missed a number of chances and gave the ball away much to easy. It was not the way we wanted to open the season but we needed to be better to change that and tonight we just were not good enough. We will learn from this game and improve as it will teach us a good deal. I thought Drew Smith did a solid job for us in his first game in net as well. Evan Przybysz also played extremely well,” commented Tiger’s Coach Dustin Buchanan. Grace will play again on Saturday the 7th against Purdue Calumet.