Men’s soccer records 4th straight shutout

Kyle Dallman

Riding a three game win streak in which the Vikings didn’t allow a goal, the Men’s Varsity Soccer Team aimed to continue their scorching hot defensive streak coming into Saturday’s matchup with Clarke College. With ample time to rest the Vikes seemed to have the upper hand. They didn’t disappoint.
Freshman goalkeeper Steve Schnorr got the call as the Lawrence hoped to continue to keep opponents from rippling the mesh. Clarke began hammering early, throwing 4 serious scoring opportunities on goal in the first half. As they have all season, Viking midfielders showed their prowess creating quick counter attacks on smart distributions from goal.
Of course, from success with ball control comes offensive success, a trend Lawrence started in the first half and carried over to the second. By throwing 10 first half shots on net the Vikings set the tone early and stuck with it.
Sophomore Hunter Ryan took over in goal for the second half with Clarke still scoreless and the streak still intact.
In the 70th minute Lawrence defenders got all they needed from frequent net-finder Rick Moore, this time coming off the bench and birthing scoring opportunity after opportunity.
Mid-fielder Nick Dufficy’s tremendous ball distribution finally paid off when Moore found the back of the net from a Sports Center Top Ten worthy pass.
The Vikings prevailed 1-0 with Hunter Ryan and Steve Schnorr combining for the shutout, increasing their total dominance of opposing offenses to 360+ minutes.
The Vikings next travel to St. Norbert College for a Saturday matchup with the Green Knights.