Lunde goal gives Vikings another shutout victory

CHICAGO, Ill. –The fifth-ranked North Park men’s soccer team scored the only goal that counted in a shutout win over Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday night.

As both teams prepared their attack, only two shots for each team were made in the first 20 minutes of the game. The first shot on goal of the game turned out to be the only score as Christian Vaaland sent a long pass up Angel Barriga who cut towards the middle of the field before finding Tobias Lund. Lunde finished the game with a 20-yard strike, putting the Vikings by one goal.

There was no shortage of action, as both teams totaled 31 shots (IWU 16, North Park 15) while the Vikings held a 6-2 shots advantage. However, Lunde’s goal proved to be the game’s only score as North Park shut out Illinois Wesleyan, 1-0.

Quick hits:

  • Sixth goal of the season for Lunde
  • Barriga also adds a sixth assist
  • Sebastien Uribe with his first clean sheet of 90 minutes, adding two stops
  • Twice all-region midfielder Ulrik Lund returns to Holmgren Athletic Complex
  • Titans send nine corner kicks
  • Seventh shutout victory for NPU
  • Chippy game – 31 fouls called, including six yellow cards

And after?

North Park (11-1-1, 4-0-1 CCIW) continues a four-game home streak next Wednesday, October 19, against Carthage College (6-6-3, 3-1-1 CCIW). Kick-off in Holmgren is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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