Duhawks taking care of business
Tue, Sep. 25, 2012 - [Men's Soccer]

By Jim Naprstek, Assistant Sports Information Director




After starting their 2012 season 7-0-1 the men's soccer team were knocked off their pedestal thanks to the effective shot placement of the UW-Platteville Pioneers. It was the foot of Brandon Chmiel that would push Platteville to the victory. Following the defeat, spirits were certainly tainted in Duhawk camp, but the team made a conscious effort to learn from the loss instead of wallow in their self-pity.


Unluckily for the visiting Buena Vista Beavers, they would feel the brunt force of the Duhawk attack on Saturday in the Rock Bowl. Loras erupted for 10 goals on 22 shots on target, marking the match as the highest offensive output since last season against Cornell.


Berkowitz would open the scoring for the Duhawks in the 18th minute with a second effort on a corner kick. Junior Kevin Cavers would lead the way on the score sheet with two goals (24', 59') and an assist on Berkowitz' first goal. Dylan Milkent and sophomore Sean Elvert would combine for the shutout on the day with large contributions from the defensive unit in front of them. Senior Ryan Schneider would also have an impressive match, adding a goal (81') and two assists on the day.


In their third game of the week, the Duhawks returned to the pitch on Sunday to take on the UW-Superior Yellowjackets in a North Region matchup. Berkowitz started at forward once again for the Duhawks, and he delivered in his third straight game, scoring in the 4th minute courtesy of a beautiful cross from sophomore Tom Fluegel. With that goal, Loras was able to control the pace and tempo of the rest of the half, adding another goal and the eventual game winner in the 24th minute from the foot of Johnny Rummelhart.


The Yellow Jackets would tighten the match following their score in the 50th minute from Ben Royce, but that would be all the offense that UW-Superior could muster. They finished with two total shots on goal and eight total shots.


The Duhawks now sit at 9-1-1 (1-0) and will host the #8 Wheaton College Thunder on Tuesday night in the Rock Bowl at 7:30 PM.