The Carlow men’s soccer team gave its best offensive performance of the season, but fell short to Midway (Ky.) University, 5-2, on Sunday, Oct. 8, at Highmark Stadium.
Callum Kemp, who recorded a hat trick, scored the first goal 1:31 into the contest and added another in the 11th minute to give the Eagles a comfortable early lead.
Zack Taylor (SR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored his second goal in as many games for Carlow with an arching shot over the head of Midway goalkeeper Christina Neira in the 34th minute, cutting the Eagles' lead to 2-1.
But Pol Marco gave the Eagles a 3-1 lead at halftime when he tapped in a corner kick by Jose Coronado in the 42nd minute.
The Celtics struck first in the second half, when Nai Mayen (SR/Syracuse, N.Y.) broke away from his defender and netted his first goal of the season in the 53rd minute.
But 10 minutes later, Kemp netted his third and Reece Saunders capped the scoring as time wound down.
Eddie Scott (FR/McKeesport, Pa.) played 68 minutes in goal for Carlow, making four saves and allowing four goals, giving way to Wyatt Schueler (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) when the Eagles had a 4-2 lead. Schueler made two saves and allowed one goal in the final 22 minutes.
Neira faced four shots and made one save for Midway.
The Celtics (0-10-1/0-4/0-1-1) next play Thursday, Oct. 12, at Ohio Christian University.