TRENT JACKSON, Wartburg Sports Information
The Wartburg men’s soccer team ended a battle of a game with a 2-2 tie versus Knox Saturday afternoon at the Wartburg Soccer Field. The Knights are now 3-0-2. The Knights started off early with a 1-0 lead from a penalty kick made by Nick Schwake ’20, his first goal of the season, at the four minute mark.
Knox responded with two back-to-back goals scored by Jun Min, giving the Prairie Fox a 2-1 lead at half. Starting off the second half, Nic Hubacz ’20 scored the game-tying goal with an assist by Nathan Feiner ’20 at the 54 minute mark.
The game went into double overtime, but neither team was able to tally a point. A physical game led to several yellow cards and over 30 combined fouls.
“While it wasn’t pretty, it was a gutsy performance against a talented and experienced team that was in the NCAA tournament and already has results against national and regional ranked teams,” Mike Madigan, Wartburg’s head coach, said.
“We’ll continue to build on this. The tie is somewhat of a positive result and we’ll learn from it and get better as we get ready for more tough games later in the year.” Overall, Wartburg had four shots on goal out of five total shots. Schwake led the way with two total shots. Kevin Duque ’22 and Edvin Rizvic ’23 also had shots on goal.
Goalkeeper Brennon Woody ’23 tallied three saves in the match. Wartburg’s next game will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 as they travel to Northfield, Minnesota to play St. Olaf College.