Harding Men's Soccer hosts Delta State on Tuesday

From Harding University

Harding men's soccer will play an extra home game this season after its contest with Delta State was moved from Cleveland, Miss., on Monday due to an unplayable surface at Delta Field.

Harding and Delta State will play at 7:30 p.m., at the Harding Soccer Field.

The game would have been the first of five straight road games for the Bisons, but will instead be its fourth straight at home.

Harding is coming off a 3-1 loss in MIAA play Sunday against Truman State. The loss dropped the Bisons to 4-5-1 overall and 2-3-0 in conference play.

Bison junior Ryan Wilhelm made history in the game, scoring the second-fastest goal ever by a Harding player. His goal 59 seconds into the game was second only to Jeff Ireland's goal 44 seconds in against Lynn in 2001.

Delta State enters the game 5-4-0 overall, but the Statesmen have lost their last three, including a 5-3 loss to Union on Sept. 28 in their last outing.

Delta State fans have been treated to plenty of goals this year, both by the Statesmen and their opponents. Delta State has scored 23 goals and allowed 20.

Harding and Delta State have competed in men's soccer every season since 2003 with the Bisons holding an 8-2 series lead. The Bisons have won five straight, but the last four have all been by one-goal margins.