UD Blanks Wartburg To Move To 3-0 In Conference Play
Oct 9, 2019
WAVERLY, Iowa – The University of Dubuque men's soccer team improved to 3-0 in American Rivers Conference action with a 1-0 victory over Wartburg College behind a goal from Glorie Luwara.
UD 1, Wartburg 0
How It Happened
-Wartburg opened with the ball but UD gained possession quickly and went right down the field, firing off a shot in just 48 seconds, however, it was saved. In all, the Spartans attempted three shots in the opening 22 minutes of play but were denied each time.
-The Spartans struck gold first, in the 23rd minute when Joel Johansson fired a shot from about 20 yards out which was saved by a diving Wartburg goalkeeper but the ball ended up at the feet of Glorie Luwara to tapped it home for the easy goal and the 1-0 UD lead
-UD outshot the Knights 5-2 in the first half, with neither of Wartburg’s shots going on net.
-With UD still clinging to the 1-0 lead in the 87th minute, there was a mad scramble on the edge of the 18 in front of UD's net, which led to a Wartburg chip pass into the box and a header but it sailed just wide left.
-Moments later, Wartburg had another opportunity at a header, this time going on net but it went safely into the hands of UD goalie Brandon White and UD would run out the remainder of the clock.
-The teams were nearly identical in shots, with the Spartans having the edge with 7-6, but UD limited Wartburg to just one shot on goal, while UD attempted five.
For the Spartans
Goalie: Brandon White: 90:00, 0 GA, 1 Save
Scorers: 23’ Joel Johansson
Goalie: Brennon Woody: 90:00, 1 GA, 4 Saves
UD stays on the road and travels to Pella, Iowa on Saturday to take on Central. The contest has been moved from Central’s soccer field to Pella High School and will begin at 4 p.m.