Warriors Suffer Heartbreaking Loss Despite Dominating Eagles

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

VERONA, Wis. - Reed Luengen (Slinger, Wis./Slinger) scored to tie the game at 1-1 in the 81st minute, but it wasn't enough as Edgewood defeated the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's soccer team 2-1 in overtime in a rescheduled game Thursday afternoon at Reddan Soccer Park.

WHERE THEY STAND

  • With the loss, the Warriors' record now stands at 8-8-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the NACC. The Eagles moved to 8-7-1 overall and 4-4-0 in conference play.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Edgewood forward Luke Miller scored the first goal of the game in the 56th minute on a strike from the top of the box to put the host Eagles ahead 1-0.
  • Luengen then tied the game at 1-1 with his first goal of the season off of a cross from Ryan Kurth (Pleasant Prairie, Wis /Shoreland Lutheran) and the score remained tied at the end of regulation.In the 95th minute of overtime, 
  • Henry Simon took a diving header off of a free kick by Evan Rogaczewski to send the Eagles to a 2-1 victory in overtime.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • WLC outshot Edgewood 26-7 including a 13-2 margin in shots on goal. The Eagles had the only recorded shot in the overtime period.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran had 10 corner kicks in the match, including two in overtime but could not convert on the opportunities. 
  • Kurth, Nick Zupinski (Kenosha, Wis./Shoreland Lutheran), and Austin Drake (East Troy, Wis./East Troy) lead the Warriors with five shots, while three Eagles tied with two shots each to lead Edgewood. 
  • The Warriors did not record a save in the match, while Matt Dammen stopped 12 shots for the Eagles.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors continue their busy week by hosting Aurora (10-4-2, 5-3-0 NACC) Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Warrior Soccer Field. Live audio will be available at wlcsports.com.