Luther scores with five seconds left to beat Wartburg, both claim title share
WAVERLY, Iowa -- Ninth-ranked Wartburg (14-3-2 overall, 6-1-0 IIAC) fell in double overtime to Luther (13-5-0, 6-1-0) on Tuesday night.
Wartburg, Loras and Luther all clinched a share of the Iowa Conference regular-season title as all finished with conference records of 6-1-0. This marked the first time Wartburg has claimed part of the title since 2010 and fifth overall trophy in program history.
The Norse scored the game-winning goal with five seconds left when Martin Stalberger found the back of the net.
Luther held the slim shot advantage in the first half (6-4), each team had four shots in the second half and the Knights held the advantage in the first overtime session (2-0).
The Orange and Black are the No. 2 seed for the Iowa Conference tournament and will have a first-round bye. Wartburg will host the winner between Central and Luther next Wednesday.
No. 6 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2, Marian 1
OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Tony Starnes scored his second goal of the match on a penalty kick with 20 minutes remaining as the Wisconsin-Oshkosh defeated Marian 2-1 on Tuesday.
Starnes earned the opportunity for his game-winning goal after a Marian player was called for a handball inside the 18-yard penalty box at the 69:58 mark of the contest. The conversion of the penalty kick was Starnes' team-leading eighth goal of the season.
Starnes gave UW-Oshkosh (13-0-4) a quick 1-0 lead when he scored on a 16-yard kick just 4:46 into play. His goal came off a pass from Jan Nachtigall.
Marian (5-10-2) managed just four shots in the contest, but a 10-yard kick from Brandon Chavez tied the score during the 15th minute (14:27) of play. His boot followed a pass from Ramon Sutherland.