In an important game against Beloit College on Sunday, senior midfielder Abdul Oganla came through with a big goal in the second half to give the Prairie Fire a 2-0 lead. The goal effectively shut down any hope that Beloit would come back in this conference matchup. Senior Nathaniel Logie assisted on Oganla’s goal within the first five minutes of the second half, sparking an overall energetic performance by Knox in the second half. Such a performance earned Oganla TKS Player of the Week honors.
Other goals were scored by freshman Rocky Plaza (his first goal of the season) and sophomore Shadrack Ofori-Boadi. The game ended with a 3-0 win for the Prairie Fire, which sealed yet another win for our men and added another shutout to a rapidly growing list of sound defensive performances.
After two wins this weekend over Beloit and Carroll, the men’s soccer team boasts a 6-1-1 record in conference and a 11-1-3 record this season. Oganla has been a big part of the soccer team’s success this season; he leads the team with six assists and is third with seven goals. Oganla has started every contest except one, and has put an average of one shot per game on net.
The men’s soccer team faces off against Monmouth College (4-11), who hold a 2-5 conference record, this upcoming weekend. After that, the men will finish off the regular season with a match against Cornell College, as theye seek to extend their two-game winning streak into the MWC Tournament.