Homestand Starts With Shutout Over Knights

Photo Credit: Len Cederholm
Photo Credit: Len Cederholm

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – Sophomore Jason Cano (Delavan, Wis.) scored his conference-leading seventh goal of the season midway through the first half to lead the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's soccer team to a 2-0 home non-conference win over Martin Luther Saturday afternoon in front of a large crowd at Warriors Soccer Field.

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

  • Cano's seventh goal of the season came in the 30th minute after his shot from 20 yards out found its way past the MLC goalkeeper into the bottom right corner of the net. It was the second of only two shots on frame for WLC in the first half.
  • The Warriors defense and junior goalkeeper Erek Lehnen (Fort Myers, Fla.) allowed just one Martin Luther shot on goal as WLC entered halftime with a 1-0 lead.
  • Nine minutes into the second half, the Warriors extended their lead as freshman Trevor Millonzi (Jackson, Wis.) scored his first career goal on a shot that redirected off the crossbar and over the line. Junior Jacob Bruecker (Sheboygan, Wis.) was credited with the assist.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran turned up its offensive attack in the second half, totaling six shots on target. 

  • The Warriors launched a season-high 27 shots, with eight recorded as on target.
  • Cano led all players with seven shots, while Millonzi finished with four.
  • WLC's defense allowed just five total shots, including only one in the second half. Lehnen stopped the only shot on goal for his third shutout of the season.
  • The Warriors have now won six straight in the series with the Knights and their fifth straight overall at home.

  • Lucas Martin attempted the only shot on goal for the Knights at the 18-minute mark in the first half.
  • Josiah Mittelstadt stopped six of the eight shots he faced on goal, with five coming in the second half.

  • The Warriors resume their four-match homestand Wednesday night when they host Carroll (3-2-0) at 7:00 p.m. in a non-conference match. WLC won the last meeting over the Pioneers, 2-1, in 2017.