Men's Soccer Drops Final NAC Game
Athletics - posted on 10/24/2006
The men's soccer team (2-12-1, 2-6-1 NAC) succeeded in breaking their recent scoring drought with five goals against Benedictine University in their final Northern Athletics Conference game of the season. Unfortunately, they were unable to prevent the Eagles from doing the exact same thing, as the game ended in a 5-5 tie after two overtime periods.
The Muskies went up early in the first half on solo goals from forwards senior Scott Kress and sophomore Ted Cormier, who knocked in two in a row to put the squad up 3-0 at halftime.
However, Lakeland was unable to prevent Benedictine from doing the same thing, as the Eagles rallied in the second half to score five goals to tie the game.
Benedictine's major offensive threat, Scott Hall, got his team on the board within the first minute of second half play, knocking in one of his nine shots on goal for the game.
He would later add another goal in the 61st minute on a penalty kick to start off an Eagles scoring run of four unanswered goals, making the score 5-4 in favor of Benedictine.
Prior to Hall's second goal, junior forward Addison Lee finished on an assist from sophomore midfielder Matt VanDrunen in the 60th minute.
Fortunately for the Muskies, freshman Peter Czajka was able to tie the score up at the 85 minute mark, 5-5, although the home squad was unable to break the tie in either OT to snatch one last NAC win.
Lakeland's defenders weathered another rough storm in the box, enduring 35 total shot attempts for the game, including nine throughout the two OT's. Junior goalkeeper Ryan Condon put forth another valiant effort between the posts, tallying 15 saves for the game.
Lakeland will play its last game of the season on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Marian College in Fond du Lac, Wis. Although Marian is a NAC opponent, the game will not count in either team's conference record as the game was added to make up for the cancelled Rockford College game. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
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