NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Westminster men's soccer completed the opening road trip Monday, being shut out by North Central.
The Blue Jays start the season 0-2 with the loss.
"We had a rough day today," said Westminster Head Coach Adam Galla. "We were slow in every facet of the game and that will make for a very long day at this level."
The Cardinals struck early, scoring a goal in the 17th minute to go up 1-0.
Westminster stepped up their defensive game for the next 54 minutes to keep the Cardinal from scoring, but North Central added a second goal in the 71st minute.
The Blue Jays stay on the road to face Knox Friday at 4:30 p.m., but open at home Saturday against Illinois College at 7 p.m.
"We'll get some recovery after a long trip and try to iron a few things out before Knox Friday."