ELYRIA, Ohio – After an impressive first half with four goals, Lakeland Community College men's soccer was able to coast to a 6-3 victory over Lorain County Community College Wednesday afternoon.
With the win, the Lakers improve their overall record to 6-3-1 while its Region XII record stays at 3-3-1.
Carlos Pesso led the way for Lakeland by earning a hat trick of three goals while assisting on another goal for seven total points in the match. Brendon Mullen, Ivan Miljak and Uri-Malcolm Young each scored a goal in the win.
Mullen was able to get everything started in the sixth minute when he took an assist from Kyle Brooks to give the Lakers a 1-0 lead. The scoring continued for Lakeland six minutes later when Pesso scored his first goal after an assist from Miljak for a 2-0 edge.
Miljak was able to score on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute for the third goal and then Pesso added his second goal of the half after an assist from Olivier Fevrier Sildor in the 35th minute for a commanding 4-0 lead that would hold up until halftime.
Lorain did get on the board two minutes into the second hall but Lakeland countered back in the 62nd minute. Young knocked in a goal after an assist from Pesso for a 5-1 lead. Pesso added one more goal in the 72nd minute after an assist from Sildor that gave the Lakers a 6-2 lead at that time. Lorain added one more goal before the final whistle but Lakeland would hold on for the win.
Lakeland will be back home on Saturday, Sept. 23 hosting Region XII opponent Ancilla College at 1 p.m.
For more information about Lakeland athletics, visit www.athletics.lakelandcc.edu.
About Lakeland Community College
Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.
Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit www.lakelandcc.edu.