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Soccer looks to make winning easy

Parker Olsen
The Warhawks celebrate in front of their fans in attendance on what was a wet night at Fiskum Field in Whitewater.

The UW-Whitewater Men’s Soccer team has started their season out on the right foot. In their first three games the Warhawks have allowed zero goals and continued to score higher in each game. 

In their Wednesday night game at Fiskum Field against Wisconsin Lutheran College the Warhawks got on top quickly with a goal before the ten minute mark by freshman midfielder Hegan Genua. The goal was the only one of the first half but set a precedent for the match: young guy making plays. 

Each of Whitewater’s three goals on the night were scored by freshmen and sophomores, the lone assist of the game also came from a sophomore in Aidan Glancey. Hegan Genua, Cooper Re and Alex Gotz were the three Warhawks able to put balls in the back of the net. 

“Today it kind of seems like we found our rhythm. Some guys stepped up that needed to to score goals, it’s exciting,” said senior goalkeeper Duncan Morgan. “We have young guys that are scoring which are filling the roles that need to be filled right now. Defense was a big question coming into the year but clearly it’s not proving to be a problem yet.”

Morgan and his fellow goalkeepers have posted only clean sheets, allowing no goals, which has lived up to their hope to make winning as easy as it possibly can be for their offense. 

“You can never lose a soccer game if you don’t get scored on,” said head coach Tony Guinn.

The Warhawks win came against a quality opponent in Wisconsin Lutheran, who went 10-3-5 last year. The Warriors suffered their first loss of the season after having started with two ties. 

“It was nice to see us score goals tonight and have some success. I do think Wisconsin Lutheran is a good team, and they’re going to have a successful season. They were pretty good,” Guinn said. 

Whitewater posted 14 shots compared to the Warriors 12, however both teams had five saves.

The Warhawks win moved them to 3-0-0 on the season and capped off a doubleheader that the men’s and women’s teams hosted on Wednesday night. The men’s win was a sigh of relief for Warhawk fans after the women’s team was shutout 4-0 by Loras College.

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