MLC men edge UM-Morris 1-0

MORRIS, Minn. – The Martin Luther College men’s soccer team finished off a season sweep of UM-Morris with a 1-0 shutout win on Wednesday.

The Knights (7-4) defeated the Cougars 3-2 in overtime on Sept. 13 to open conference play, but this match was designated as a nonconference contest.

MLC jumped on top early, with first-year forward Joseph Graumann finding the back of the net off a pass from Aaron Markgraf to give the Knights the lead in the seventh minute.

MLC keeper Caleb King and the defense in front of him made that lead stick, holding the Cougars (2-8) to only seven shots for the entire game. King stopped all three shots on net to record his second consecutive shutout and the seventh of his career.

The Knights were credited with 12 shots in the game, led by four from Aaron Swanson. Graumann added three shots, with his one attempt on frame being the game’s only goal.

MLC hosts North Central at 1 p.m. Saturday.


MORRIS, Minn. – The Martin Luther College women’s soccer team lost a designated nonconference game at UM-Morris 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Knights (2-9) conceded the game’s lone goal to the Cougars’ Molly Hancuh in the 10th minute.

MLC finished with 12 shots total, and were credited with three shots on goal. The Cougars (2-7-1) tallied 19 total shots and seven shots on goal.

Julia Barthels kept the Knights in the game in goal, stopping 6 of 7 shots faced.

Alyssa Maertz led MLC with four total shots, while Jenna Maurer finished with three shots.

MLC hosts North Central at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.