Green Knights Can't Dig Out of Early Hole Against Lawrence

From Sports Information Director, October 20, 2010 | Men's Soccer
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College's late rally wasn't enough as it dropped a critical 2-1 decision to Lawrence University in a Midwest Conference matchup at Kolstad Field at Schneider Stadium.

The Green Knights saw their hopes to qualify for the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament vanish with the loss, which dropped them to 4-4 in the league and 6-10 overall. Lawrence improved to 9-5-1 overall and 6-2 in the MWC, and clinched the final berth into the league tournament.

Lawrence jumped ahead 2-0 in the first 30 minutes of the game. David Caprile converted on a penalty kick at 12 minutes 34 seconds, and Jared Padway finished a far post shot at 29:50.

The Green Knights had two golden scoring chances go awry in the second half. St. Norbert missed a penalty kick in the 58th minute, and Lawrence had a team save in the 78th minute when the goalkeeper was out and a close shot was turned away by a sweeper.

St. Norbert scored at 85:09 when Eric Natwick scored his sixth goal of the season. The Green Knights had strong pressure in the final five minutes but couldn't get the equalizer.

St. Norbert outshot Lawrence 12-5, including 6-1 in the second half. Lawrence goalkeeper Steven Solomon made two saves, while St. Norbert netminder Noah Davis did not record a stop.