(Kansas City, Mo.) – The Kansas City men’s soccer team took a 1-0 lead into the intermission, but Incarnate Word rallied for three second half goals in handing the ‘Roos a 3-1 loss at home on Saturday night.
UMKC (1-3-2) gave up a couple early chances, but goalkeeper Chris McGaughey was up to the task, making saves on both UIW (2-3) shots. It didn’t take long for the ‘Roos to take control though, coming back with a free kick opportunity by Michael Oakley that was parried over the net by Cardinals goalkeeper Jarred Kahan.
Kansas City broke through for the first goal of the night in the 29th minute when junior Jordan Rideout ran on to a through ball in the box, but his legs were taken out by Kahan, resulting in a penalty kick. Rideout converted, tallying his first goal of the season and 15th of his career.
The ‘Roos took that lead into the break, as well as a 6-4 advantage in shots.
The second stanza saw the UMKC defense break down though, and UIW scored the equalizer just over three minutes into the half on a flicked header by Andrew Grossman on a ball that was played into the six yard box.
Just more than five minutes later, the Cardinals scored the go-ahead when the ‘Roos failed to clear a ball played into the box. UIW gained possession and played it back to an open Joe Brown, who finished it through a crowd of UMKC defenders from eight yards out.
A one-time shot by Rideout on a through ball almost equalized it in the 70th minute, but Kahan came up with another big save to keep the lead for his team.
The ‘Roos kept pushing forward, but a costly turnover in their own half in the 75th minute gave the Cardinals an odd-man break, and Vincent Baily finished his breakaway goal to clinch the game.
UIW finished with a 13-9 shot advantage, while Kahan had four saves and McGaughey had six for the ‘Roos.
The ‘Roos will head out on the road this week for their final two non-conference games, starting with a Tuesday contest at Omaha, before playing at Drake on Saturday.