Men’s Soccer Beats WLC, Wins 10th-Straight

Men’s Soccer Beats WLC, Wins 10th-Straight

MILWAUKEE – The MSOE men's soccer team scored two second-half goals on its way to a 2-0 defeat of Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday afternoon at Warrior Soccer Field.

The Raiders (10-2, 6-0 NACC) took a 2-0 lead on the Warriors (4-8-0, 3-3-0 NACC) and held on late for their school-record 10th straight win.

Long free kicks from freshman Konrad Knap was the catalyst for both goals. In the 59th minute, he sent a bounding free kick from the midfield stripe into the box. Senior Stephen Bagin took control of the ball and spun away from his defender. Once he got space, he blasted a left-footed shot off the far post and into the goal.

Sophomore Joey Schauer made it a 2-0 game in the 70th minute with his league-leading 12th goal of the season. Knap picked up an assist this time, as his 45-yard free kick was placed right between the penalty spot and six-yard box. Schauer beat his defender and put it past keeper with a glancing header.

The Warriors put some doubt into the result on a Juan Serna goal in the 78th minute but the Red & White defense held resolute over the final 12-plus minutes to secure the victory. In fact, Serna's goal was the home side's last shot of the match.

Freshman Ron Marchionna made five saves for his eighth win of the season in goal. He stopped four shots in the second half as WLC held an 11-5 shot advantage. Wisconsin Lutheran finished with an 18-12 shot advantage and an 8-5 edge on corner kicks.

The Raiders return to the field Wednesday at Concordia Chicago.