Big First Half Paces St. Norbert Past Knox

From Sports Information Director, October 3, 2010 | Men's Soccer
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GALESBURG, Ill. - St. Norbert College scored all four of its goals in the first half en route to a 4-0 Midwest Conference win over Knox College.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Green Knights and improved their record to 3-7 overall and 1-3 in the MWC. Knox fell to 2-8-1, 0-3.

Mike Burmesch and Wade Howard each scored a pair of goals for St. Norbert, with Burmesch recording his sixth goal of the year and Howard his third. Howard also picked up an assist on Burmesch's second goal.

Burmesch's first marker came at the 8 minute 9 seconds mark, and the Green Knights followed with three scores in a nine-minute stretch later in the half. Howard scored in the 25th minute, Burmesch the 29th and Howard the 33rd.

St. Norbert held a commanding 24-4 advantage in shots, and held a 9-3 edge in corner kicks. Knox picked up 21 fouls to the Green Knights' 13.

Erik Tauschek did not have to make a save to record the shutout. Knox goaltender Robert Porter made five saves.