WILMINGTON — After 92 minutes of hard-fought, end-to-end action, the Elon University men’s soccer team lost a 1-0 decision to the Ohio State University in the team’s second and final game at the UNC Wilmington Courtyard Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach Classic on Sept. 7.
Junior forward Joao Ehlers, a late substitute, hit a rocket from 18 yards out that deflected off a Phoenix defender and past senior goalkeeper Nathan Dean and into the back of the net for the game’s lone goal.
The Phoenix end the two-game tournament at 1-1 after beating Winthrop University on Friday.
With the win, Ohio State moves to 1-0-3 on the year, while Elon drops to 2-2.
The Phoenix will host Florida International University Wednesday in its first home match of the season, a midweek non-conference game. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.