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Kern stands tall in goal as Hawks battle to draw

Kern stands tall in goal as Hawks battle to draw

Milwaukee, Wis. – Illinois Tech men's soccer traveled north on Saturday for a NACC contest with Wisconsin Lutheran. After a pair of first half goals and tough defense on both sides, the Hawks (5-8-1, 1-4-1 NACC) and the Warriors (6-5-1, 2-3-1 NACC) battled to a double overtime tie. 

How it Happened

  • Zach Whritenour got the Hawks on the board early with a solo effort in the 13th minute of play.
  • The Warriors drew even 20 minutes later as they cashed in a close range header.
  • The Hawks held a slight advantage in shots in regulation (14-11) but were forced to fight off a flurry of shots in overtime as they were outshot 7-4 in the extra periods

Scarlet Hawks Standouts

  • Whritenour led the way with the only goal of the afternoon along with 3 shots on goal. 
  • Alex Kern turned in a tremendous effort as he made 9 saves on the 10 shots faced, preserving the tie.

Up Next

  • The Hawks will head back to Wisconsin Monday night to take on Maranatha Baptist at 3:30pm