Grinnell College struck first, but then Monmouth College came back with two goals by Logan Simpson to record a 2-1 Midwest Conference men’s soccer win Tuesday afternoon on the Fighting Scots’ field.
Joseph Brown ‘15 (pictured) opened the scoring for Grinnell after a scoreless first half. He found the back of the net in the 54th minute for his second goal of the year. Omeed Kashef ‘14 had the assist, his first in 2011.
But Simpson scored in the 65th minute and again in the 75th for the game-winner as Monmouth improved to 3-0-2 in the MWC and 6-4-2 overall. Grinnell fell to 1-3 in the league and 3-8-1 in all contests.
Grinnell won the shots battle 22-16, with Brown taking eight, Connor Ward ‘15 getting six and Charlie Kessner ‘12, Reed Caron ‘13 and Rockne Decoster ‘15 taking two apiece.
Greg Fox ‘12 played 80 minutes at keeper for Grinnell and had six saves, while Ben Schemper ‘12 had one in the final 10 minutes.
The Pioneers play at Illinois College on Saturday, beginning at 1:30 p.m.