Cougar men have 1-0-1 weekend
The University of Minnesota, Morris men's soccer team recorded a tie and a win against Upper Midwest Athletic Conference rivals St. Scholastica and Northland College last weekend on the road.
The Cougars are now 3-3-3 overall and 2-1-1 in the UMAC.
St. Scholastica 0
The Cougars faced off with St. Scholastica Saturday, Sept. 25, and after 110 minutes of play, the defenses prevailed resulting in the 0-0 double overtime tie.
UMM was paced by goalkeeper Tyler Simpson, who made four saves and defended against 11 Saint corner kicks.
St. Scholastica suffers its first tie of the season, despite out-shooting the Cougars 9-2. The Saints were led by Toby Peter with a game-high three shots in the match.
Toby Glaser and Greg Borchers were the only two Cougars to tally a shot.
Glaser's shot came right at the end of the first overtime from the far right wing, and was the only action of the extra session.
In the second overtime, things heated up, as St. Scholastica notched two shots from right inside the box as well as two corner kicks to add to the Saints' scoring chances.
The Cougars got back in the win column in a big way Sunday, posting a 7-0 win on the road over Northland.
UMM scored just once in the first half, but came back for six in the final period, posting the Cougars' highest scoring total of the season.
Matt Johnson led off the second-half scoring outburst with a goal just 70 seconds after the opening kick. Johnson was assisted by Glaser, who went on to finish with five points on the day, scoring two goals of his own to go along with the assist.
Glaser got the game winner as well, scoring just over 10 minutes into the match to give the Cougars the early 1-0 lead. He was assisted by Borchers, who finished with a pair of assists in the match.
Dustin Lee also scored early in the second off a corner kick, and Ryan Cadigan joined Glaser as two goal scorers with a pair late in the second half. Noah Hecht was the final Cougar to find the net, scoring unassisted in the 85th minute.
The Cougars took 14 shots in each half on their way to outshooting the LumberJacks 28-0. Seventeen of the Cougars' shots landed on goal, as two Northland keepers combined to rack up 10 saves on the day.
Cougar netminder Simpson got the win and improved to 3-1-2 on the season.
Next up, the Cougars return home to host Bethany Lutheran and Martin Luther on Oct. 1 and 2, respectively.