MLC Men Come Up Short against Eagles
NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC men's soccer team was not able to overcome an early second half goal in a 2-1 loss to Northwestern Saturday afternoon.
The Knights fell behind 1-0 early on a goal by Northwestern's Clayton Athman that just edged across the goal line after hitting the cross bar in the 8th minute of action.
Northwestern kept up the offensive pressure, but the Knights found their legs as the game went along, and built up offensive momentum that led to a tying goal in the 43rd minute by Ben Nommensen from Kaleb Buch. The goal was Nommensen's third of the season, and his third in the last three games.
After the half, the Eagles scored the game winner, Sam Mann scored the winner in the 64th minute. The Knights pressured and had several opportunities late, but were unable to get a shot off from inside the box in the final seconds of play.
Zietlow was strong in goal for the Knights, stopping 14 of the 16 shots he faced. The Knights were outshot 38-7, but kept most of the NWC shots on the outside. Ryan Lemke and Nommensen each had two shots for MLC.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 1-6 overall and 1-3 in the UMAC, while Northwestern improved to 3-5 on the season and 2-1 in conference.
MLC will return to action on Friday, September 30, when it hosts North Central in a double head scheduled to start at 2 p.m.