Men’s soccer headed MWC tourney at Carroll

Kyle Nodarse

The Lawrence University men’s soccer team is headed to Carroll College to compete in the post-season for the first time since the 2005-2006 soccer season. This is a huge accomplishment, and was a team goal from day one.
The men finished tied for third place with Grinnell, though a loss to Grinnell during the regular season places them in fourth place. This sets up a first round match-up with the host team Carroll, who finished the season 9-0.
This past weekend the men wrapped up their regular season play with a conference match against St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis.
In a closely fought first half, the Vikings held tight and again allowed no first-half goals, a key strength of their defense. In the second half, however, the Green Knights were able to find the back of the net on a few quick flicks and a put away to give the Knights their only goal of the game. Although Lawrence had many chances in both halves, they were unable to find the back of the net to tie up the game.
Sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Finley had eight saves on the day, while senior Chris Carlson, junior Nico Walker and freshman Stephen Exharos all put shots on the Green Knights goal.
The Vikings finish up with a 5-3-1 conference record, and will play in the conference tournament Nov. 7 and 8.