MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Lake Erie College men's soccer team won their third straight game overall and on the road with a 1-0 win over the Northern Michigan University Wildcats on Friday (Sept. 16).
Lake Erie improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the GLIAC with the road victory. Northern Michigan fell to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the GLIAC.
"Another gritty win from the players today. Playing our fourth game in seven days started to show its effects today. Credit to the players for digging deep mentally and physically to get another three points! Our attention now needs to turn quickly to recovery and muscle regeneration before we host Saginaw Valley and Northwood University next weekend," said Storm head coach Kevin Brenner after the game.
Both teams kept each other off of the scoreboard in the first half as each goalkeeper made two saves each in the first half.
In the 75th minute, the Storm had a corner kick on the left side of the field. Stuart Campbell (Glassgow, Scotland/Glassgow Academy) hit a cross to Chad Bencina (Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South). Bencina found Jesse Schluter (Boksee, Germany/Kathe-Kollwikz School) who scored for Lake Erie. Schluter's third goal of the season made it 1-0 in favor of the Storm.
Northern Michigan received a red card following the goal but the Storm could not take advantage of the man up advantage.
In the goal, Hugo Fauroux (Cannes, France/Lycee Bristol) made five saves en route to his fifth shutout of the year.
Lake Erie will return to action next Friday (Sept. 23) as they play host to Saginaw Valley State.