Knights Fall 4-1 to Vikings at Windy Knight Field
NEW ULM, Minn. - The MLC men's soccer team was unable to beat Bethany or the elements in a 4-1 loss Tuesday.
The game was controlled by strong winds, with gusts reported to be as high as 50 miles per hour, forcing play to be one sided in each half.
The Knights had the wind in the first half, and used it to outshoot the Vikings 20-4 overall, and 9-2 on goal. Steve White scored the lone goal in the half off a corner kick that the wind pushed towards the goal, forcing a misplay by the BLC keeper and defense.
MLC was unable to push any more across for the half despite all the pressure, with three first half shots hitting the crossbar.
Bethany took advantage of the conditions in the second half when it got its opportunity, scoring twice in the first 13 minutes of the half, and then tacking on two goals later in the half to get the final margin. The Vikings outshot MLC 21-3 in the second half.
White finished with a game-high nine shots, four of which were on net, while Kaleb Buch had four shots.
With the loss, MLC dropped to 5-10-2 overall and 2-8-2 in the UMAC, while Bethany improved to 11-7 overall and 8-4 in conference action.
MLC will return to action on Friday, October 29, when it hosts Minnesota, Morris. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.