Lewis finds the touch once again
Thu, Sep. 13, 2012 - [Men's Soccer]

By Jim Naprstek, Asst. Sports Information Director

Loras, 1

UW-Whitewater, 0

 

It's September 30, 2011. The Augsburg Eagles are in town for a North Region battle with the Duhawks. Both teams have been solid in their seasons so far, leading to a hard fought matchup in the Rock Bowl.

In the 72', then freshman Tim van den Bergh slides a quick pass over to then junior Sean Lewis who taps it in, putting the Duhawks up 1-0. Lewis would be the offensive catalyst the Duhawks needed that night, and little did he know that he would return once again to bring Loras to victory.

 

Now, back to the present day; the Duhawks are set to take on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks in a matchup between two Top 25 teams. When good teams meet, it often comes down to individual performances that will determine the outcome. Just like was witnessed last year against Augsburg, Lewis would rise to the occasion to put Loras out in front.

 

For 90 minutes, both teams played gritty defense, yet were able to break loose and find scoring opportunities, the difference came in the 40th minute when none other than Sean Lewis took care of business, banging home a loose ball inside the six, to help claim the victory for Loras.

 

The win moved Loras to 5-0-1 on the year, and it marks the fifth shutout for Dylan Milkent and the ten Duhawks in front of him, who appears to be getting stronger and stronger as the year rolls on.

 

Loras will travel to Minneapolis-St. Paul this weekend to take on Augsburg on Friday night and Macalester on Sunday.