Sports / The Prairie Fire / October 10, 2008

Men’s soccer loses to Illinois, wins against Cornell

Knox came up short 2-1 in their game at Illinois College this past Sunday. Illinois College jumped out in the first half to a 2-0 lead.

Captain Cary Archer commented, “Slow starts have been our problem all year and it really hurt us this past weekend. We are far from out of the playoff picture but we really could have used the three points.”

Three points are awarded for a Midwest conference win, one point for tie. Knox currently has three points trailing Carroll, St. Norbert, and Lawrence with nine.

As Archer illustrated, the Knox team is looking to make the playoffs for the first time in years, so every win is essential. Knox did not manage to recover from that slow start, but they did score a goal at the 65-minute mark to make it a 2-1 game.

Senior Lawrence Povoas scored the lone goal for the Prairie Fire, with junior Jarred Jaggers getting the assist. The goal was Povoas’s fourth goal on the season. Knox shot ten times, three of those shots being on goal while Illinois College shot 29 times, ten of those on goal.

With the loss, Knox fell to 4-5 on the season. Last night the Prairie Fire beat Cornell College 2-1 to move to .500 on the season. The team will face Lawrence University on October 11th to attempt to move to .500 in conference and gain three much needed points.

Andrew Horn


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