Muskegon scores in final minutes to beat Lakeland, 2-1

Muskegon scores in final minutes to beat Lakeland, 2-1

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Lakeland men's soccer struck first but it was Muskegon Community College evening the score in the first half and then coming up with a game-winner in the final minutes for a 2-1 victory Sunday afternoon.

With the loss, the Lakers fall to 1-1 overall and in Region XII play.

Williams Batres (Cleveland) scored the lone goal for Lakeland and that goal was assisted by Ivan Miljak (Willowick).

Lakeland struck first in the opening minute when Batres took a pass from Miljak and buried it into the net for a 1-0 lead. That lead disappeared after a Muskegon goal in the 12th minute to knot the game at 1-1.

Muskegon was able to score just before the end of regulation in the 89th minute to steal away the 2-1 victory.

Muskegon outshot Lakeland 30 to 5 and Jacob Pereira Granato (Toronto, Ontario) was able to make 14 saves in the loss.

Lakeland will next be in action in the Lakeland Invitational Tournament against Walsh University JV at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.

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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