CUW Men’s Soccer Falls at North Central
Naperville, Illinois -
The Concordia men's soccer team saw their nine-game unbeaten streak come to a close on Monday night, falling 2-1 at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
Despite jumping in front 1-0 off a goal by Zach Lemler (assisted by Kyle Sytsma) in the 15th minute, the Falcons saw the Cardinals rally to tie the game just over three minutes later when Charlie Stanke found the back of the net.
Tied at 1-1 entering the second half, the Cardinals scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 65th minute when Stanke found Steven Mackey for the tally.
Both teams would finish with 12 total shots, as CUW goalkeeper Samuel Ische finished with four saves in 90 minutes. North Central used a different goalkeeper in each half, starting with Mike McEvoy and finishing the game with Kyle DeRaedt. The two combined to make three saves on the night.
The Falcons, still ranked eighth in the central region, fell to 9-4-3 overall and will look to bounce back in their regular-season home finale on Wednesday against MSOE at 3pm. CUW is 6-1-2 at Fitting Field this season, having lost just one game on the home turf over the past two seasons.