Men's Soccer Gets Back on Track with Win at Northland
ASHLAND, Wis. - The MLC men's soccer team came back from some tough recent losses to put on a strong performance in a 3-1 win over Northland Friday.
The Knights had lost five in a row heading into the game against the Lumberjacks, but took an early lead on a goal by Stephen Roekle in the 23rd minute of play. The goal was Roekle's third on the season.
Ryan Lemke took over the offense from there scoring twice to give the Knights a 3-0 edge early in the season half. The first was off a pass from Tyler Prekop in the 38th minute, while the second was off a corner kick in the 48th minute.
The Lumberjacks got on the scoreboard in the 68th minute to cut the MLC lead down to two, but the Knights held strong the rest of the way to earn the win.
In goal, Eric Hahn stopped nine of ten shots to earn the win.
The two goals on the day give Lemke five on the season, good for the team lead.
With the win, MLC improved to 2-7 on the season and 1-4 in UMAC play, while Northland dropped to 0-11 overall and 0-6 in league play.
The Knights will return to action on Saturday, September 29, when they travel to Duluth to take on St. Scholastica in a game scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.