St. Norbert Moves to 3-0 In Romp

From Sports Information Director, August 31, 2008 | Men's Soccer
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

OSHKOSH - St. Norbert College swept a grueling three-games-in-three-days weekend with a 9-3 win over Concordia University Chicago at the UW-Oshkosh Valley Cup at Titan Stadium.

The Green Knights led 5-1 at halftime and cruised from there. Concordia scored the game's first goal at 10:17 but St. Norbert answered with four goals in the next 7:13 for a 4-1 lead.

St. Norbert, which outshot Concordia 33-6, got things rolling on Kevin Conrath's goal at 11:53. Mike Burmesch scored 50 seconds later, and John Cremer scored at 15:53. Following an own goal at 17:30, St. Norbert scored at 24:20 on a marker by Adam Stefaniak.

Burmesch scored his second goal of the match just over five minutes into the second half. Ben Vanden Avond, who assisted on two first-half goals, scored at 53:36 for a 7-1 lead. Eric Natwick and Mark Jasso scored St. Norbert's final two goals.

Nick Hren added two assists for St. Norbert, which had only eight fouls in the match to Concordia's 20.

Noah Davis started in goal for the Green Knights and made one save in the first half. Joe Schwartz worked the second half and also made one save.

St. Norbert had not scored nine goals in a match since a 10-2 win over Knox on Oct. 4, 2003.