MLC men, women lose on Saturday

ST. PAUL – The Martin Luther College men’s soccer team lost 4-2 at Northwestern on Saturday in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference action.

The teams were scoreless through 32 minutes, but the Eagles captured the momentum with goals in the 33rd and 40th minutes to take a 2-0 lead.

The Eagles struck once again early in the second half, but Joseph Graumann put the Knights on the board with his first collegiate goal in the 53rd minute to keep MLC in the game.

After UNW scored to make it 4-1, Ethan Schultz finished the scoring with his second goal of the season in the 80th minute off a pass from Jacob Shepherd.

MLC finished with a 19-17 edge in shots, including a 12-8 advantage in shots on goal. Graumann and Josh Koelpin each finished with three shots on goal.

The Knights fell to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in UMAC play in defeat. UNW improved to 2-4-1 on the season and 1-2-0 in conference action with the win.

MLC will return to action on Wednesdaywhen it hosts Buena Vista in a game scheduled to start at 4:15 p.m.

MLC women fall 2-1 in OT

ST. PAUL – The Martin Luther College women’s soccer team lost 2-1 in overtime at Northwestern on Saturday in UMAC action.

The Knights fell behind 1-0 in the 20th minute on a UNW goal from Anna Hitterdal, but kept the deficit at one heading into the half.

In the second half, Jenna Maurer scored the equalizer in the 54th minute, sending the game into overtime.

In the fifth minute of extra time, the Eagles’ Dana Lehtinen was able to score the game winner to give UNW the 2-1 win.

Maurer finished with a team-high three shots, all of which were on goal. She now has seven goals this season.