WATERTOWN, Wis.—For the Crusaders, it’s about a process of continually improving and developing chemistry. The team accomplished just that, despite losing 4-2 against Wisconsin Lutheran on Saturday afternoon.
Maranatha held the Warriors to one goal in the first period, and had a nice save from junior goalkeeper Kyle Kutz (Cambridge, Wis.).
The Crusaders outshot the Warriors 5-4 in the first half and kept pace in the second by putting together some nice possessions and quality scoring opportunities.
Junior midfielder Brian Lundquist (Reading, Mass.) put Maranatha on the board to cut the deficit to 3-1, but the Warriors received a golden opportunity with a penalty kick, converting it for the 4-1 lead.
Maranatha finished the last 10-15 minutes of the game with their best offensive possessions, as sophomore midfielder Josh Knoedler (North Point, Fla.) scored on a header from a corner kick by sophomore midfielder Taylor Pill (Watertown, Wis.).
The team finished with 11 shots (five on net) while Kutz finished with 3 saves for the loss in 45 minutes.
The Crusaders move on to face Lakeland on Thursday, October 11 at 4:00 p.m. in Plymouth, Wis.