DE PERE, Wis. — The Lawrence University men’s soccer team is headed back to the Midwest Conference Tournament after securing a 2-1 victory over St. Norbert College Wednesday night at Schneider Stadium.
The Vikings jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half. David Caprile converted on a penalty kick in the 13th minute, and Jared Padway scored in the 30th minute off an assist from Joe Cullen.
Lawrence goalkeeper Steven Solomon saved a St. Norbert penalty kick in the second half. The Green Knights finally got on the board with less than five minutes to play.
Lawrence is now 6-2-0 in the league and 9-5-1 overall. The Vikings are in the four-team conference tournament for the second time in three years and the fifth time under head coach Blake Johnson.
Ripon College, Carroll University and Grinnell College also have qualified for the tournament. The seeds and the site of the tournament are yet to be determined.
Lawrence University men’s soccer standout Stephen Exarhos has been named the Midwest
Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
Exarhos (Richland, Wash./Hanford) picked up the honor, the first of his career, after scoring two goals and adding an assist as Lawrence swept a pair of Midwest Conference games this past weekend.
In a 3-2 overtime victory over Illinois College on Sunday, Exarhos scored the game-winning goal 3:21 into overtime when he blasted a shot from just inside the penalty box to break the 2-2 tie. Exarhos, a junior forward, also scored on a brilliant header at the 15:19 off a free kick from Hashim Allah-Morad.
In a 3-0 victory over Monmouth College on Saturday, Exarhos provided the assist on the first goal of the game, which proved to be the game-winner.
Exarhos now has three goals and five assists for 11 points this season. He has scored three goals on just seven shots on goal this season.
The two victories improved Lawrence’s record to 8-5-1, 5-2-0 in the Midwest Conference.
Stephen Exarhos scored 3:21 into overtime to lift the Lawrence University men’s soccer team to a 3-2 Midwest Conference victory over Illinois College on Sunday.
Exarhos took a pass from Karl Mayer, shook loose an Illinois College defender and blasted a rocket past goalkeeper Trevor Donahue to win it for the Vikings.
It was the second goal of the afternoon for Exarhos, who gave Lawrence a 2-0 lead with his header for a goal at the 15:19 mark. Joe Cullen picked up his first collegiate goal for Lawrence when he scored at 4:33.
Andrew Finley made seven saves to pick up the victory.
The Lawrence University men’s soccer team scored three times in the first 34 minutes and posted a 3-0 Midwest Conference victory over Monmouth College on Saturday.
Jared Padway got the scoring started when he took a pass from Stephen Exarhos at the 10-minute mark and scored to put Lawrence up 1-0.
Andrew King got his first goal of the season at 30:59 to give Lawrence a 2-0 edge. King retrieved a ball that Monmouth keeper Frank Bowman had punched out and lifted it over Bowman before he could get back in net.
Hashim Allah-Morad finished the scoring at 33:15 when he lofted a free kick over Bowman to make it 3-0.
Steven Solomon played the first half and made one save to pick up the victory.
WAUKESHA, Wis. — The Carroll University men’s soccer team got a goal late in the first half to break a tie and then added a goal in the final minutes to post a 3-1 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Sunday.
Bennett Pang scored for the Vikings in the 19th minute but that was all the offense Lawrence could muster against the Pioneers.
GALESBURG, Ill. — The Lawrence University soccer teams swept a Midwest Conference doubleheader Saturday at Knox College.
The Lawrence women downed the Prairie Fire 3-0 and the Viking men posted a 4-1 victory over Knox.
Lawrence’s women improved to 3-1 in the Midwest Conference and 4-6 overall. Mallory Koula scored twice for the Vikings, and Cassie Burke made three saves to record the shutout.
The Lawrence men remain unbeaten in the league at 3-0 and are 6-3-1 overall. The Vikings got the game-winning goal and two assists from Jared Padway, and Steven Solomon recorded three saves to pick up the win.
The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh men’s soccer team posted a 2-0 nonconference victory over Lawrence University on Tuesday.
Ryan Hanna got the Titans on the board in the 36th minute. Hanna collected a ball that skipped past a Lawrence defender and scored. Oshkosh made it 2-0 less than four minutes into the second half when Nick Laubenstein headed the ball in off a pass from Jesse Klein.
James Pike played 58 minutes and made two saves to pick up the win.
The Lawrence University men’s soccer team battled to a 1-1 overtime tie with North Central College in a nonconference match on Saturday.
Lawrence (5-2-1) trailed 1-0 after Michael Lenzi’s goal in the 52nd minute, but the Vikings got the equalizer in the 68th minute. Cameron Pieper played a ball across the field to Jared Padway, who found Bennett Pang in the box. Pang then beat North Central goalkeeper Mike McEvoy to tie the match at 1-1.
The Cardinals (4-3-2) played a man down for the final 18-plus minutes of regulation and the 20 minutes of overtime after Jake Muszczynski received his second yellow card. Lawrence had several quality scoring chances, including one in the second overtime but could not convert.