Posted: Sep 29, 2019
The men's soccer team wasted no time in bouncing back from their first defeat by handing host Lake Michigan Community College a convincing 5-1 defeat. With the win, Lakeland improves to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Lakers carried the play throughout and finished with 22 shots on net. Tom Worm got the day started about 10 minutes into the match when he scored off an assist from Jon Chikuru. Five minutes later he scored his second goal of the match on a penalty kick.
Suhong Jung continued his strong play of late by controlling the midfield most of the match. His effort was rewarded with a goal on an assist from goalie Jack McNeil. McNeil added his second assist of the day as Worm completed the hat trick. The Red Hawks finally broke through on the scoreboard when they converted a penalty kick of their own. Taeyoon Oh finished the scoring for the Lakers as he converted on a beautiful set piece.
Kettani Quotes: "Lake Michigan played well but we controlled most of the possession and the pace of the game. It's good to get back on track and now being home for a month will help a lot. Thank you to the Lake Michigan athletic department for making the transition on the field of play today."
Next Up: After playing the entire first half of their league schedule on the road, Lakeland will now be home for their remaining Region XII contests. The Lakers are scheduled to play league foe Jackson Community College next Sunday, 10/6, at 1 pm. The game is scheduled to be played at Lost Nation Sports Park in Willoughby.