Warhawks Remain Undefeated in WIAC
The UW-Whitewater men's soccer team upped their Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record to 3-0 Saturday with a 3-0 victory over UW-Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. The Warhawks are 7-5 overall. The Yellowjackets fall to 8-4 overall and 2-2 in the WIAC.
Austin Saari (River Falls/River Falls) scored his second goal of the season on UW-W's fourth shot of the game. The goal came at the 10:38 mark and was assisted by Kevin Kron (Willowbrook, IL/Benet Academy). Kron is UW-W's leader in goals (6), and is tied with the team lead for assists with Jonathon Fischer (Hartland/Arrowhead) (2).
Superior didn't fire their first shot on goal until the 32nd minute. Goalkeeper Aaron Sesslemann stopped that shot along with another 38 seconds later. Those two shots, combined with a header that sailed wide in the seventh minute, were the only three shots UW-Superior attempted in the first half.
UW-W started the second half with a flurry of shots, and Fischer found the back of the net in the 60th minute. Fischer has scored three goals this season, all three of them unassisted.
Sesselmann made two more saves in the second half, one in the 74th minute and the other in the final minute of the game.
The Warhawks were awarded a penalty kick with 16 seconds left in the game and Alex Szarzynski (Greenfield/South Milwaukee) blasted it past Yellowjacket goalkeeper Matt Elder. The goal is the first by Szarazynski who is primarily a defender for UW-W.
Sesselmann earned his third shutout of the season making the four saves and improves to 6-3-0 when in the net for UW-W. He has a goals against average of 1.46 and a save percentage of .735, both are third in the WIAC.
The Warhawks have won seven of their last eight games, including four shutout victories in that span.
UW-W will play Finlandia University on October 12 in Hancock, Michigan. The game is slated to start at 3:00 pm Eastern time and will mark the halfway point through the WIAC schedule. The two teams have played each other in three out of the last four seasons with UW-W winning all three and outscoring the Lions 35-1.
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