Spartans Suffer First A-R-C Loss To #14 Luther

Oct 15, 2019

Box Score

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque battled the 14th-ranked Luther Norse on a windy Tuesday night in Dubuque, and the Spartans were upended, 3-0.

UD  0,  #14 Luther 3

How It Happened
-The Norse struck first in the 22nd minute. UD was called for a hand ball just across midfield, setting up a Luther free kick, where they took advantage of it, heading home the free kick that was sent into the box to put Luther ahead 1-0.
-UD had several clean looks from just outside the 18 but each attempt sailed high.
-With six and a half minutes left in the first half, UD had their best look of the half, coming from about 15 yards out but was blocked by a Norse defender.
-Luther tacked on their second goal of the half with a rocket of a ground ball from the right side of the box that went into the left side of the net.
-Luther added their third goal of the game less than a minute into the second half, when they sent a pass from the goal line to the top of the box for a one timer.
-The Spartans best opportunity of the game came in the 61st minute when Mueller lofted a shot from 25 yards out on the left side of the field. It was right on track for the upper-right corner of the net but was saved by Luther’s goalie’s full extension dive.

For the Spartans
: Brandon White: 90:00. 3 GA, 1 Save
Scorers: none

For Luther
: Carson Davenport: 45:00 0 GA, 2 Saves
-Fred Nupel: 45:00, 0 GA, 2 Saves
Scorers: 22’ and 46’ Ben Keller, 43’ Colin Hughes

Up Next
The Spartans have the weekend off before heading down the road to take on Loras in the Rock Bowl at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd.