ROLLA, Mo. — After suffering a number of tough losses to Northern Kentucky during the last three seasons, No. 17 Missouri S&T got the decisive play to go its way for once and knocked off the No. 1 Norse 2-1 at the S&T Soccer Field.
Kyle Schraier broke a one-all tie with a goal at the 68:31 mark and the Miner defense made the lead hold up despite the Norse throwing waves of scoring threats at it in the final minutes.
The win improved the Miners to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Missouri S&T and Northern Kentucky are now joined in a three-way tie for first place in the GLVC along with Indianapolis. The Miners also snapped the Norse’s 17-game winning streak dating back to last season.
No. 3 Fort Lewis 1, Colorado-Colorado Springs 0
DURANGO, Colo. — Sophomore midfielder Dawson Emrich scored his first collegiate goal to lift No. 3 Fort Lewis (8-0-0 overall, 4-0-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) to a 1-0 win against Colorado-Colorado Springs (5-4-0, 3-2-0) in a spirited and physical match at Dirks Field.
“It was a little bit closer than we wanted,” Fort Lewis coach Oige Kennedy said. “That’s our fourth game in eight days and it’s starting to take its toll. I thought we looked tired in the first half, but got better as the game went on. We weren’t passing the ball the way we normally like.”
Kennedy only used 14 players in the game and it was the three who came off the bench who factored into the game’s lone goal. Sophomore forwards Casey Dean and Jordan Alexander — who replaced starting forwards Thomas Hoang and Derek Freeman late in the first half — played give-and-go to get the ball into the Colorado-Colorado Springs’ box. Dean slid a pass to the right side that Emrich collected, made one touch, and lifted a high, arching shot to the far post that Mountain Lions goalkeeper Brandon Costa had no chance to stop. The goal came with just 2:36 remaining in the first half.