MEQUON, Wis. – Cristian Tyrpak scored in the 14th minute to help lift the Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Beloit in Friday's season opener. The Falcons controlled possession throughout and used a strong defensive effort for the programs fourth-straight shutout in season-opening contests.
- Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 1, Beloit 0
- Location: Fitting Field – Mequon, Wisconsin
- Records: Concordia Wisconsin 1-0; Beloit 0-1
GAVIN FALOTICO POSTMATCH
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Tyrpak (Hartford, Wis.) gained the first goal of 2018 for the Falcons in the 15th minute. Simon Da-Silva (Lagos, Nigeria) sent the ball into the box, which was deflected by a defender but picked up by Tyrpak who beat the keeper for a 1-0 lead. Da-Silva's assist was his first collegiate point.
- Ryan Kreuser (Suamico, Wis.) is a player who spent his first three years trying to score goals for the Falcons. On Friday, in his first career start at goalkeeper, Kreuser's focus was stopping goals and he succeeded in his first collegiate win. The senior made one save, but also stopped a couple key crosses late in the match for the Falcons.
- CUW finished the match with a 19-3 edge in shots, including a 7-1 advantage in shots on goal. The Falcons also had seven corner kicks compared to just a pair for the Buccaneers.
- Tyrpak led the way with six shots, while Zach Gyuricza (Palatine, Ill.) chipped in with two.
- The Falcons back line played an outstanding game, anchored by senior Gavin Falotico (Palatine, Ill.). Joining Falotico as starting defenders was Jovan Jardine (Winter Park, Fla.), Owen Hanisko (Hartford, Wis.), and Sam Runyan (Muskego, Wis.).
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- CUW has won its last four home openers, all four via shutouts. The Falcons defeated Concordia Ann Arbor, 2-0, last season and posted a 3-0 victory over Lawrence in 2016. The streak started with a 3-0 win over Carroll in 2015.
- CUW visits St. Norbert for a non-conference match Wednesday evening. The Falcons and Green Knights are set for a 6:30 p.m. start.
June 14, 2019 Men's Soccer adds incoming recruits
May 7, 2019 John Saleska named CUW Men’s Soccer coach
December 4, 2018 Justin Totsky named Academic All-American
November 26, 2018 Men’s Soccer duo claims USC All-Region honors
November 19, 2018 Men’s Soccer recaps 2018 campaign
November 8, 2018 Justin Totsky named to Academic All-District Team
October 31, 2018 Men’s Soccer secures five All-NACC selections
October 31, 2018 MSOE edges Men’s Soccer in NACC Semifinals
October 30, 2018 Nate Yeager repeats as NACC Defensive Player of the Week
October 28, 2018 Men’s Soccer shuts down WLC in NACC Tournament
October 24, 2018 Men’s Soccer wins at Rockford in regular season finale, 5-0
October 23, 2018 Falcon Focus Podcast (October 23, 2018)
October 23, 2018 Nate Yeager named NACC Defensive Player of the Week
October 20, 2018 Men’s Soccer shines on Senior Day
October 17, 2018 Men’s Soccer upsets MSOE in shutout victory
October 13, 2018 Men’s Soccer drops matchup at Illinois Tech
October 10, 2018 Men’s Soccer defeats Lakeland on the road
October 9, 2018 Yeager named NACC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
October 6, 2018 Second half scoring outburst propels Men’s Soccer to victory
October 3, 2018 Men's Soccer scores four times in shutout win over Warriors
September 29, 2018 Men's Soccer stopped by Aurora in NACC play
September 26, 2018 Men's Soccer settles for 1-1 tie at Edgewood
September 25, 2018 Falcon Focus Podcast (September 25, 2018)
September 22, 2018 Falcons drop road matchup with Eagles
September 19, 2018 Four-goal second half lifts Men's Soccer in NACC-opening win
September 15, 2018 Men's Soccer edged at UW-Whitewater
September 12, 2018 Men's Soccer downs Carroll, remains perfect at home
September 9, 2018 Men's Soccer comeback effort falls just short at UW-Platteville
September 8, 2018 Men's Soccer scores thrice in win over Northland
September 5, 2018 Men's Soccer falls in non-conference play at St. Norbert
August 31, 2018 Men's Soccer blanks Beloit for season-opening win
August 20, 2018 Men's Soccer slated second in NACC Preseason Poll