Gronholz, White Lead Warriors To Comeback Win Over Bucs

Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson
Photo Credit: Jeff Wilson

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – The Wisconsin Lutheran College men's soccer team overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit with three second-half goals Sunday afternoon to take a 4-2 victory over Beloit at Warriors Soccer Field. Isaiah Gronholz (Watertown, Wis.) and Ryan White (East Troy, Wis.) each had a pair of goals to lead the Warriors.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 4, Beloit 2
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (1-0-1), Beloit (0-2-0)
  • Location: Warriors Soccer Field, Milwaukee, Wis.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Gronholz scored WLC's first goal of the season in the 14' minute when he capitalized on a penalty kick to put the Warriors up 1-0 early on in the contest.
  • The Buccaneers did not trail for long as Jose Gutierrez connected on a penalty kick of his own in the 16' minute to knot the score at 1-1.
  • Freddy Widmer put the Bucs on top in the 33' minute after a Warriors' defender and goalkeeper collided in the box, leaving an empty net.
  • The shot count was even at 9-9, but BC held the 2-1 advantage going into the locker room at halftime.
  • Gronholz connected on his second PK of the game in the 76' minute to even the score at 2-2.
  • White scored his first goal of the season and put the hosts on top in the 79' minute when he headed in a long throw-in from Gronholz.
  • White struck again just 42 seconds later as he headed in another goal after a long cross to the back post from Gronholz.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • The Warriors out-shot the Buccaneers 21-14, with seven shots on goal apiece.
  • Gronholz paced the offensive attack with two goals and two assists.
  • White led the team with six shots and two goals.
  • Erek Lehnen (Fort Myers, Fla.) recorded five saves in 90 minutes in net for WLC.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran won for the third straight time against Beloit.

FOR THE FOES

  • Gutierrez led BC with four shots, three of which were on goal.
  • Alex Lyon made three saves in net for Beloit.

UP NEXT

  • The Warriors travel to Waukesha Wednesday night for a non-conference match against Carroll (0-2-0) at 7:00 p.m. at Schneider Stadium. The Pioneers lost a pair of decisions over the weekend on an east coast trip to Washington, D.C. Links to live stats and video will be available for the contest at WLCSports.com.