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November 3, 2010

2010 Season - Vikings drop 2-1 decision in CCIW semi final

Freshman Adam Wilson scored the first goal of his career in Augustana's 2-1 loss to Wheaton in the semi finals of the CCIW tournament on Wednesday, November 3. The Vikings' season ended with an 8-11-1 overall record.

Augustana’s 2010 men’s soccer season ended on Wednesday, November 3 with a 2-1 loss at Wheaton in the semi finals of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament. The match was played at Joe Bean Stadium on the campus of Wheaton College.

Wheaton, which won the regular season in the CCIW with a perfect 7-0 record, scored the winning goal with less than five minutes remaining (85:41) in the match. It was ruled an “own” goal after the ball deflected off a Viking player and settled in the net.

After the match was scoreless at halftime, the Thunder got on the board first with a goal by Josh Clark in the 58th (57:57) minute. Drew Golz and Paul Pesek assisted on the play. Augustana tied the match at 69;09 when freshman Adam Wilson (Plainfield North HS, Plainfield, Ill.) scored his first goal of the season off an assist from another freshman, Matt Shipon (South Elgin HS, Elgin, Ill.). The match stayed at 1-1 until the “own” goal in the final minutes.

Wheaton held a 15-11 edge in shots and a decisive 11-2 advantage in corner kicks. Augustana freshman Steven Zahrobsky (Downers Grove South HS, Woodridge, Ill.) got just his second start of the 2010 season in goal and he recorded three saves.

The Vikings season ends with an 8-11-1 overall mark while Wheaton advances to the championship round of the CCIW tournament with an 11-6-3 record.