Men's Soccer Extends Streak and Matches Last Season Win Total

(BLUFFTON, OH)--Mount Union College men's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to three games (2-0-1) and matched last season's win total with a 2-1 victory Tuesday at Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio.

The win also lifted the Purple Raiders record over the .500 mark finishing non-conference play with a 5-4-1 record.

Mount Union opened the scoring when senior Matt Parnell (Uniontown/Green) had his first goal of the season in the 17th minute. 

Bluffton (4-4-1) tied the game with a goal in the 39th minute and it took just 41 seconds for the Raiders to answer on a goal that turned out to be the game-winner from freshman T.J. Welch (Columbia/Columbia Station).

Mount Union's defense held up over the final 50 minutes as Bluffton had only eight shots total for the game as junior Bobby Petras (Columbia/Columbia Station) had a save in goal to get the win.

In a rare football-men's soccer road doubleheader, the Raiders open Ohio Athletic Conference Saturday at 7 p.m. at Baldwin-Wallace College after the Mount Union football team plays B-W at 2 p.m. in Berea.