First Half Goal Stands Up As Warriors Hold Off Eagles

First Half Goal Stands Up As Warriors Hold Off Eagles

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) - Jason Cano's (Delavan, Wis.) team-leading 13th goal of the season in the 23rd minute stood up as the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's soccer team held off a shorthanded Edgewood Eagles team, 1-0, Monday night in a pivotal NACC matchup at Warriors Soccer Field. With the win, the Warriors are tied for fourth in the NACC standings with three league games remaining.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 1, Edgewood 0
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (6-8-0, 5-3-0 NACC), Edgewood (7-6-2, 2-4-2 NACC)
  • Location: Warriors Soccer Field, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The Warriors struck for a 1-0 lead on their first shot attempt of the game at the 22:45 mark. Cano finished a cross from the left end line from Yussef Sahraoui (South Milwaukee, Wis.) from point blank range to give WLC a lead it would never relinquish.
  • Cedric Guichard (Plantation, Fla.) kept the Eagles off the scoreboard in the first half by making four saves, as EC out-shot WLC in the opening 45 minutes, 13-3.
  • Edgewood put a shot on frame within the first five minutes of the second half, but Guichard made yet another save.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran played with a two-man advantage for the final 32 minutes as a pair of Eagles were sent off with red cards in the 58th minute.
  • Despite the advantage, EC continued to pressure as it placed three shots on target while playing shorthanded, but couldn't strike for the equalizer.

  • Cano was credited with four of the Warriors' eight shots for the game and was successful on his only shot on frame.
  • Sahraoui provided the assist on the game-winning goal for his team-leading fifth of the year.
  • Guichard made eight saves to collect the clean sheet, earning his fifth win of the season and 23rd of his career to become the program's all-time wins leader.
  • The Warriors totaled five corner kicks, all in the second half, compared to two for the Eagles.
  • WLC defeated EC for just the second time in its last 11 meetings.

  • Garrett Lee led the Eagles with six shots, including four on target.
  • Carson Hughes made one save in 90 minutes, but suffered the loss in net.
  • Edgewood out-shot Wisconsin Lutheran, 20-6 and 8-2 on frame.

  • Wisconsin Lutheran plays its final regular season home game Wednesday when it hosts Marian (4-7-2, 2-5-1 NACC) for Senior Night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Warriors Soccer Field. WLC can solidify at NACC Tournament berth with a win. Live stats and video will be available at WLCSports.com.