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September 23, 2009

2009 Season - Seventh ranked Loras beats Vikings

Loras, ranked seventh in the most recent NCAA Division III national poll and first in the Central Region, handed Augustana a 3-0 defeat in men’s soccer on Wednesday, September 23. The Duhawks, now 6-1-1 on the year, scored two early goals at the Rock Bowl in Dubuque, Iowa.

The game was less than 10 minutes old (8:14) when Miguel Bonilla tallied his sixth goal of the season with assists from Andy Filipiak and Santiago Mejia. Bonilla struck again, this time with his seventh goal of the year, at 18:23 to make it 2-0. Mejia was credited with the assist. The game was 2-0 at halftime and Tom Strumpf scored the final goal at 60:23 with Alex Josephs collecting the assist.

Loras held a decided statistical advantage in the game. The Duhawks launched 21 shots to Augustana’s seven and held a 17-1 lead in corner kicks. John Linden (Fremd HS, Libertyville, Ill.) and Scott Wallner (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.) each had two shot attempts for the Vikings. Goalkeeper Mike Dolan (Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.) was kept busy and he recorded 10 saves.

Augustana is now 3-4 on the season and will resume College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin play on Saturday, September 26 at Elmhurst with a 2:00 p.m. match.