MILWAUKEE -- Junior Kyle Sytsma
(Antioch, Ill.) knocked home a Jacob Streicher (senior, West Allis,
Wis.) corner kick with about eight minutes remaining in the first
half and that lone score stood up against an MSOE onslaught as head
coach Tom Saleska's side recorded a chilly, but thrilling 1-0 win
With the win, Concordia University Wisconsin finished second behind undefeated Dominican University in the Northern Athletics Conference regular season by virtue of their 9-1-1 record. The frustrated Raiders dropped to 8-3-0. Both teams lost overtime battles to the Stars, 11-0-0 during the regular season, on the road.
The hosts had an edge statistically with a 12-6 shot advantage, but senior Enrique Alvarado (Elgin, Ill.) came up HUGE for CUW with six saves. "They probably outplayed us, but...we'll take the win and second place," confided coach Tom Saleska.
The Falcons will receive a first round tournament bye (no weekend match) thanks to their NAC runnerup status.
Final - Saturday, Nov. 5