Kelly Weese // Staff Writer
The Chaps (0-2-1) faced off against No. 4 Iowa Western last Sunday. The Chaps started out with possession but from there it went downhill. In the first minute of the game, defenseman Andy Guerrero received a yellow card. On the ensuing possession, the Reivers scored. The woes would continue for the Chaps, as a foul would lead to a free kick for Iowa Western. On the free kick, Reivers’ Dayvin Palmer lofted the ball over the wall and past the goalie to make the score 2-0.
The Reivers would score two more times before the half ended. The hope of a come back after being down 4 goals was little to none. Chaps’ midfielder Jorge Leyva received a yellow card near the end of the half for a dangerous slide tackle at about midfield.
As the second half began, the game stalled for several minutes. Passing back and fourth and frequent change of possession occurred until the Reivers scored in the 85th minute. The game would end with a final score of 5-0 Iowa Western.
Although they were playing a difficult opponent in the fourth best team in the country, Chaps’ goalie Marcel Carrasco had eight saves.
The loss makes the Chaps’ record (0-3-1) and they are still in search of a win. The Chaps next opportunity to earn a win will be this Thursday at Elgin College at 4 p.m.