ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University men's soccer team faced off against No. 21 Hope College Friday afternoon at Long Bridge Park, falling to the undefeated Flying Dutchmen, 6-0.
The Flying Dutchmen's offense got off to a fast start, scoring two goals within the first 10 minutes of play from Issac Braak and Devon Butler.
In the 31st minute of play, senior forward Sebastian Hendi had a keen opportunity at goal, but goalkeeper Blair McCormick made a diving save to keep the two-goal advantage for Hope.
Ryan Flynn and Jordan Hooker quickly notched on two more goals to increase the lead in the first half to 4-0.
Before the end of the first half, the Flying Dutchmen tacked on one more goal, giving them a 5-0 lead into the break.
The Saints' defense in the second half stepped up, holding the Dutchmen to one goal. The few opportunities that Hope created were very hard earned and well defended.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jonathan Josue Cruz made his fourth start of the year, adding one save to his sophomore slate. Ronald Clark was subbed in shortly after the Dutchmen went up by two, seeing plenty of shots and notching two saves. Freshman Derek Manzanares made his second appearance in the net for the Saints, making four saves and only allowing one goal to finish out the match.
The Saints hit the road Wednesday, October 3 for their first Atlantic East Conference matchup, as they face off against Neumann University. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m., in Aston, Pennsylvania.