Alejandra Rojas
Staff reporter

The men’s soccer team took on Southwestern Christian University, Sept. 14 at home. During the second half, sophomore forward, Padraig Poland received a red card, ejecting him from the game.

The odds didn’t look promising as the Moundbuilders were unable to find the net. The final score was 2-0.

Ruben Sanchez, head men’s coach, said Poland being suspended from the game made the team play smarter.

“To be honest, the team played smarter and possessed the ball better,” he said.

Although the team only managed to shoot on goal two times, Sanchez said the team has made improvements.

“I thought we played well during some parts of the game,” said Sanchez. “We played together as a team. It was an improvement, not the best game.”

Sanchez said playing non-conference games helps the team come together.

James Carter, physical education junior, plays midfield, he also said the conference games allow the team to improve and get ready for up in coming conference games.

“We’ve had good games and we’ve had bad games. What is important is to improve and learn from our mistakes,” said Carter.

Next, the Builders will travel Saturday to Mid-America Christian.

“I expect the team to play simple and smart. I’m looking for the team to be cohesive,” said Sanchez.

Alejandra Rojas is senior majoring in communication. You may e-mail her at