Cano's Second-Half Strike Sends Warriors To 3-0

Cano's Second-Half Strike Sends Warriors To 3-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WLCSports.com) - Sophomore Jason Cano (Delavan, Wis.) snapped a scoreless tie with his conference-leading sixth goal of the season in the 63rd minute to lead the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's soccer team to a 1-0 shutout win over the University of Northwestern-St. Paul Friday night at Reynolds Field. The Warriors improved to 3-0-0 for the first time under 20th-year head coach Joe Luedke with the win.

  • Final Score: Wisconsin Lutheran 1, Northwestern (Minn.) 0
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (3-0-0), Northwestern (0-3-0)
  • Location: Reynolds Field, St. Paul, Minn.

  • The Warriors and Eagles were evenly matched throughout the first half as the two sides tallied four shots apiece in the opening 45 minutes.
  • WLC placed a pair of shots on frame in the 25' and 42' from freshmen Trevor Millonzi (Jackson, Wis.) and Jake Semenske (West Bend, Wis.), but the match stayed scoreless through halftime.
  • Cano's second shot on frame in the second half found the back of the net in the 63rd minute to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead on an assist from junior Luke Harty (South Milwaukee, Wis.).
  • The Eagles' only shot on target in the second half came in the 61st minute as junior Erek Lehnen (Fort Myers, Fla.) and company preserved the shutout road win.

  • Cano led all players with six shots, including four on net in the game. Junior Alex Rivera (Milwaukee, Wis.) added a pair of shots.
  • Three other freshmen players, Millonzi, Semenske, and Josh Sepic (Mukwonago, Wis.) added one shot each as the Warriors finished with 11 for the game. WLC placed six shots on frame and had three corner kicks.
  • Lehnen made three saves while facing seven shots to earn the ninth shutout win of his career.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran improved to 3-0-0 for the first time under head coach Joe Luedke.

  • The Eagles finished with seven shots in the game, led by two each from Bryan Sanchez and Isaiah Sharp. Aidan Lynch made five saves for UNW while facing 11 shots.

  • The Warriors wrap-up their weekend in Minnesota Sunday afternoon with another non-conference matchup against Hamline (1-0-0) in St. Paul. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Paterson Field with live stats and video links available at WLCSports.com. The Pipers opened their season last Friday with a 6-2 home win over Lawrence.