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Knights Lose 3-1 at Northwestern

last modified 2011-10-13 06:14 PM

ST. PAUL - The MLC men's soccer team lost 3-1 at Northwestern Thursday afternoon.

Knights Lose 3-1 at Northwestern

Stephen Roekle had an assist on MLC's only goal in a 3-1 loss to NWC

The Knights fell behind 1-0 in the fourth minute of the first half on a goal from Sam Mann, and then gave up a goal to Stephen Ricks in the 26th minute to fall behind 2-0 at the half.

Ben Nommensen put the Knights in striking distance in the 55th minute on a goal off a pass from Stephen Roekle, cutting the deficit 2-1, his fifth of the season, but MLC was unable to score the tying goal. Northwestern added the third goal in the final minute of play to close the game at 3-1.

The Knights were outshot 20-5 in the game, and 8-4 on goal. Ben Zietlow saved five of the eight shots in he faced in goal.

With the loss, MLC dropped to 3-10 on the season and 1-6 in the UMAC, while Northwestern improved to 7-6 overall and 6-1-1 in league play.

The Knights will return to action on Saturday, October 15, when they travel to Crown for a game starting at 2 p.m.

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