ELGIN, Ill. – The offense for the Grace College men’s soccer team found its stride in the team’s 4-0 win over Mid-Continent on Friday.
Four Lancers scored in the victory as Steven Fiema netted a goal and an assist in the match.
After a slow start on Friday, Grace found the back of the net in the 35th minute. Fiema picked out Shane Barthuly at the 34:33 mark for the only tally of the first half.
Grace, who only took four shots in the opening period, multiplied their offense in the final 45 minutes. The Lancers (2-0) produced three goals on 11 shot attempts in the second half.
Fiema netted his third goal of the season in the 63rd minute when Trent Smith assisted him.
The Lancers added a pair of insurance goals in the last eight minutes. Freshman Jonathan Sands netted first at the 82:02 mark, and Thomas Tydeman produced the final score in the 89th minute. The goals for Sands and Tydeman were the first in their collegiate careers.
Junior Jacob Cole picked up his first clean sheet of 2013. He made eight saves in goal for Grace.
Overall Grace held a slight 15-13 shot advantage over the Cougars (0-1). Barthuly paced the Lancers with four shots, Tydeman tallied three shots, and Fiema and Nikola Blazic recorded two shots as well.
The Lancers will aim for their third win in as many games on Saturday. Grace will face Judson tomorrow at 2 p.m.