Men's Soccer Downs UW-Platteville; Kiel's Kress Knots Game Winner With 33 Seconds
September 28, 2003
Sheboygan, WI - The Lakeland College Men's Soccer Team defeated UW Platteville in a thrilling 2-1 win with a last second goal by freshman forward Scott Kress (Kiel). The goal came with just 33 seconds remaining in the game off an assist from freshman midfielder Tyler Opichka (Green Bay).
Kress would put the Muskies up early with a goal in the 8th minute after stripping a Pioneer defender and then chipping goalkeeper Steve Wise. Both teams would create some quality chances in the half, but could not find the back of the net again.
The second half was a bit frantic for both teams as the intensity picked up. In the 75th minute, Platteville forward Mike Schweinert bent a 25 yard ball with his outside right foot to even the score at 1-1.
Kress would score his fifth goal of the season in heroic fashion after poking home a loose ball in front of the net after an Opichka back header. The ball trickled over the line with a mere 33 seconds left in the contest providing the Muskies with a well deserved 2-1 victory.
The Muskies out-shot the visitors 16 to 7 on the day. Sophomore goalkeeper Joe Silverberg (South Bend, Indiana) was called on for just 2 saves.
The Muskie men will be back in action Tuesday, September 30th when they open up LMC conference play with a trip to Fond du Lac for a clash with Marian College at 7:00 p.m.