On Saturday, Iowa Lakes Men’s Soccer Team traveled to Ottumwa for the first conference match of the season, defeating Indian Hills 2-0.
Logan Roach continued his hot streak with a goal in the second minute of the game off a corner kick delivered by Lewis Nohar. Closing in on halftime, Sofian Maghouz got his goal in the 44th minute from a cross sent in by Lewis Nohar.
The Lakers came out strong in the second half and dominated possession, forcing Indian Hills to change tactics and chase the game. Goalkeeper Dion Zhubi continued his fine form, recording four saves and keeping the clean sheet. Center-back Morris Duggan was impressive over 90 minutes, breaking up several crucial plays to fend off the Warriors.
Iowa Lakes Men’s Soccer (9-1) plays Iowa Central next on the road, with a 3 p.m. kickoff this Tuesday in Fort Dodge.
Lakers blank Northeast
The Iowa Lakes Men’s Soccer Team played its final Division II matchup against Northeast Community College, defeating the Hawks 9-0.
The scoring got on the way in the 8th minute when Logan Roach put the finishing touch on a beautiful display of combination play, with Bryan Coss getting the assist.
Just four minutes later, Henry Louko got on the score sheet after taking his chance precisely from a ball played to him by Logan Roach. Leonardo Seixas had a scintillating first-half, being in the heart of every action, and was rewarded by a goal in the 20th minute set up by Bryan Coss.
Three minutes later, the Lakers were awarded a penalty, which Lewis Nohar smashed into the back of the net. Henry Tolbert and Jason Dyer came off the bench to give the Lakers a different dynamic in the attack, linking up in the 29th minute, Tolbert set up Dyer to make it 5-0 going into halftime.
The Lakers continued to expand their lead coming out of the gate in the second half.
Just three minutes in, the Lakers got their second penalty awarded to them, which Matias Daniel-Doren converted beautifully. Bryan Coss was finally paid-off for all his hard work in the 68th minute, cutting inside from the left side of the box and scoring a wonderful goal assisted by Henry Louko.
Freshman defender Jorge Pena made his entrance into the game late in the second half and left his mark in the 84th minute. After picking up the ball from Henry Tolbert, Pena used his footwork skills to get around his defender and bent the ball into the side of the net. Just one minute later, Jason Dyer converted another chance, this time set up by Baht Khin, to make it 9-0.