First-Half Barrage Helps WLC Cruise In Home Opener

First-Half Barrage Helps WLC Cruise In Home Opener

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Lutheran College men's soccer team scored three times in the first six minutes and five times in the first half in a 5-0 victory over Martin Luther Sunday at Warrior Soccer Field. Nate Wasser (Lake Geneva, Wis./Shoreland Lutheran) deposited two of the Warriors' first three goals.


  • The Warriors improved to 1-1-0 and the Knights fell to 0-1 after the non-conference match.


  • Wasser opened the scoring just 22 seconds into the game, converting a sliding finish from inside the six-yard box off of a cross from Austin Drake (East Troy, Wis./East Troy).
  • Jake Semmann (Grafton, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) struck for an unassisted goal in the fourth minute.
  • Drake connected with Wasser again in the sixth minute to push the lead to 3-0. 
  • A bobbled ball in front of the net fell to Nick Zupinski (Kenosha, Wis./Shoreland Lutheran), who knocked it home in the 41st minute.
  • Isaac Kolterjahn (Sturgeon Bay, Wis./Sturgeon Bay) ripped in a shot from the right side of the box just over two minutes later to complete the scoring, assisted by Taylor Hershoff (New Berlin, Wis./Eisenhower).


  • WLC out-shot MLC 25-4, including a 17-2 advantage in shots on goal.
  • Zupinski and Mavric Otterstatter (Fond du Lac, Wis./Winnebago Lutheran) each attempted a team-high three shots, and all shots were on target for both players.
  • Aaron Markgraf led Martin Luther with two shots.
  • Eric Hahn recorded seven saves and Caleb King made five stops for the Knights. Cedric Guichard (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) pulled in two saves for the Warriors.


  • Wisconsin Lutheran travels to play No. 20 UW-Oshkosh (2-0) Wednesday at 7 p.m.