Muskies Score First, but Drop Season Opener to Greenville
Athletics - posted on 9/1/2007
The Lakeland College men's soccer team was defeated by Greenville, 3-1, in the first game of their season at the Greenville Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 1.
Although the Muskies (0-1) were the first team to score a goal in the game, as junior Kevin Fitchett knocked in a ball played by freshman forward Casey Schmidt, the squad was unable to prevent Greenville from scoring three unanswered goals.
"It was nice to see us score first, and I thought we pretty much outplayed them throughout the game," said head coach Dave Madsen. "We created some other chances to score and probably had about eight really quality chances, but we just didn't put them away."
Although Lakeland had some difficultly finding the back of the net on offense, Madsen was pleased with the way freshman goalkeeper Brock Winkler was able to limit Greenville's goals.
"I thought Brock had a really good game in goal and had some nice saves," he said. "We just lost our focus at times and didn't help him out as much as I would have liked. But, I think we showed some flashes of becoming the team I think we can be and upset some teams in the future."
The Muskies will have another chance to grab their first win of the season on Sunday, Sept. 2, against Robert Morris College as the Greenville Tournament continues. Game time is set for 3 p.m. in Greenville, Ill.
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