Muskie men lose heartbreaker in overtime

Alec Noa, Staff Reporter

After coming off a disappointing loss, the Muskies mens soccer team looked to get a win when they took on North Central College Sept. 23.

Lakeland started off slowly and was down 1-0 after North Central scored the first goal in the 11th minute of the contest. The Muskies battled hard but gave up another goal at the 31 minute mark. But just as everyone thought North Central would run away with the contest, the Muskies where having none of that. The Muskies showed their determination when Farouk Dadzie and Ramsey Riehl scored back to back goals at the 65th and 74th minutes.

But the excitement didn’t stop there with the match headed into overtime. Though both teams battled hard in the overtime period, the Muskies came up short, giving up a goal in the corner. North Central was able to catch the back peddling Muskie defense off guard and put the ball in the goal to win the game. 3-2. The Muskies where outshot again this week only shooting 9 times to North Central’s 13. This loss has put the Muskies to a 2-5-1 overall record.

The Muskies will look to end the losing streak this upcoming week when they take on Edgewood College on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Madison.