DC men take a crucial first step in conference play, defeating Mt. St. Joe's 1-0. With the win, the Yellow Jackets move to 6-5-0 overall and a 1-0-0 HCAC record.
DC played great defense all day, only allowing MSJ to take eight shots and only two on goal. The Lions would have had several more shots at it if not for the stellar play of Sean Roberts (Canal Winchester, Ohio/Canal Winchester). Roberts took several crosses and corners out of the air preventing looks from the MSJ offense.
Score stood at 0-0 for the first 50 minutes, before Kevin Arriola (New Lebanon, Ohio/Dixie) got a breakaway toward goal. He converted on the goal to make it 1-0. The goal marks the seventh of the season for Arriola and making it the most by any DC player in a season since 2006.
DC's defense stood strong the remaining forty minutes, while the offense continued to put pressure on MSJ. The final shot count was Yellow Jackets 12 and MSJ 8, while on goal were five to two respectively.
With the sixth win on the season, it marks the most in Coach Vander Sluijs' career at DC. Defiance plays again on Wednesday at 3:30 pm against Earlham.