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RECAP | Grizzlies Fall to Tigers in Showdown at Carroll Stadium

RECAP | Grizzlies Fall to Tigers in Showdown at Carroll Stadium

Final: Franklin1 – DePauw 4
Records: Franklin 0-5 | DePauw 2-1-1
Location: Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis, Ind.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Franklin men's soccer team took the pitch at Carroll Stadium in downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday night, taking on the DePauw Tigers at the home of the Indy Eleven.

A slow start plagued the Grizzlies on Wednesday night as DePauw scored three times in the opening 20 minutes. Franklin would spend the rest of the afternoon playing catch-up, dropping the match by a score of 4-1.

Luke Oliver connected for the Grizzlies' lone goal of the match, scoring on a penalty kick in the 79th minute, his first tally of the year that moves him into a tie with Mason May for more points on the team with four.

The Tigers opened the scoring in the eighth minute on Taras Tataryn's first of two goals on the afternoon. Tataryn would add another later in the first half as DePauw scored 35 seconds apart to make it 3-0 after 18 minutes of play.

DePauw would add another in the 63rd minute before Oliver broke the shutout with his sixth career marker.

Garrett Belden got the start in goal for the Grizzlies and made five saves in 75 minutes of work. Freshman Trevor Byrd took over for the final 15 minutes and stopped both shots on goal he faced.

Shots were 26-10 in favor of the Tigers. Oliver led all Franklin attackers with four shots, two of which were on target.

Franklin will look to get in the win column on Saturday afternoon, when they continue their current five-game stretch away from home. The Grizzlies travel to Greenville, Ill. for a showdown with the Greenville Tigers. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. eastern time.