Miranda Nets Goal, But Sabres Fall to Lawrence

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) – The Marian University men's soccer team dropped their second straight game, 2-1, to visiting Lawrence University at Smith Fields this afternoon, Sept. 2. The Vikings took an early 1-0 lead scoring quickly in the eighth minute of the first half. Marian evened the score in the 69th minute in the second half, but Lawrence answered immediately scoring again in the 74th minute to cap off a 2-1 win.

The difference in the game was Erich Lohrmann, who accounted for both goals for the Vikings.

Similar to Friday's nights match vs. Beloit, the Sabres again managed 12 shots, including five on goal. Marian tested Viking goalkeeper, Kevin Aslett, early in the game with three scoring opportunities in the 16th minute, but failed as Aslett saved back-to-back shots while the third shot missed wide.

After falling behind early in the game, the Sabres evened the score in the second half. Javier Miranda sent a bending shot from 25 yards out into the upper right corner of the net. It was Miranda's first career goal as a Sabre.

It would remain tied, 1-1, for all of five minutes before Lohrmann would score his second goal of the game in the 74th minute and seal a victory for the Vikings. The Sabres last scoring chance came from a header from David Reinke, but missed wide.

Marian falls to 0-2 on the season, while Lawrence evens record at 1-1.

The Sabres rest until Sept. 7, when it will play host to St. John's University (Minn.) at Smith Fields at 7:30 p.m.