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Men’s soccer beats Central on senior night

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The seniors of the Wartburg men’s soccer team were honored Friday night after their 2-0 victory over Central.

Senior Brandon Cook sealed the victory for the Knights with his second half goal.

Zubeen Azari scored the game-winner for the Knights and also recorded an assist on Cook’s goal along with Bob Brown.

Rain poured onto the pitch for most of the first half but cleared up after the game as the seniors and their parents were introduced to the crowd.

This year’s seniors include Cook, Erik Gunderson, Kris Krohn, Amir Kantarevic, Tommy Running, Luke Salzwedel, David Sanford, Neil Shields and Kendall Stelk.

Wartburg’s  victory gave them a 3-2-1 Iowa Conference record with one game remaining against Luther.

A win or a tie with the rival Norse clinches a home game in the first round of the IIAC Tournament Saturday.

A loss will not necessarily result in a road game in the first round, however.

Simpson takes on Buena Vista Tuesday and if the Storm win and Wartburg loses, the Knights could slip to the No. 5 seed.

Wartburg is coming off a loss heading into Tuesday’s match after falling 4-2 to Macalaster on Saturday night.

The game was scoreless at halftime before Robin Forslund scored on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute to put Macalaster up 1-0.

Dan Nadeau tied the game with a goal off the rebound in the 67th minute.

Eric Dodd put the Highlanders in front in the 71st minute but Bob Brown tied the game 36 seconds later.

Macalaster scored two goals in the 88th minute for the victory, dropping Wartburg to a 7-7-2 overall record.

The seniors of the Wartburg men’s soccer team were honored Friday night after their 2-0 victory over Central.

Senior Brandon Cook sealed the victory for the Knights with his second half goal.

Zubeen Azari scored the game-winner for the Knights and also recorded an assist on Cook’s goal along with Bob Brown.

Rain poured onto the pitch for most of the first half but cleared up after the game as the seniors and their parents were introduced to the crowd.

This year’s seniors include Cook, Erik Gunderson, Kris Krohn, Amir Kantarevic, Tommy Running, Luke Salzwedel, David Sanford, Neil Shields and Kendall Stelk.

Wartburg’s  victory gave them a 3-2-1 Iowa Conference record with one game remaining against Luther.

A win or a tie with the rival Norse clinches a home game in the first round of the IIAC Tournament Saturday.

A loss will not necessarily result in a road game in the first round, however.

Simpson takes on Buena Vista Tuesday and if the Storm win and Wartburg loses, the Knights could slip to the No. 5 seed.

Wartburg is coming off a loss heading into Tuesday’s match after falling 4-2 to Macalaster on Saturday night.

The game was scoreless at halftime before Robin Forslund scored on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute to put Macalaster up 1-0.

Dan Nadeau tied the game with a goal off the rebound in the 67th minute.

Eric Dodd put the Highlanders in front in the 71st minute but Bob Brown tied the game 36 seconds later.

Macalaster scored two goals in the 88th minute for the victory, dropping Wartburg to a 7-7-2 overall record.

IOWA CONFERENCE MEN’S SOCCER STANDINGS

Loras (6-0, 16-1-1)

Dubuque (5-1, 11-4-1)

Wartburg (3-2-1, 7-7-2)

Luther (3-3, 9-5-2)

Simpson (2-3-1, 11-7-1)

Central (2-4, 6-9-2)

Coe (2-4, 5-11-1)

Buena Vista (0-6, 5-10-1)

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