Foresters Score 11 Times in Shutout of Eureka

Foresters Score 11 Times in Shutout of Eureka

The Lake Forest College men's soccer team hosted and defeated Eureka College 11-0 on Sunday. Four Foresters had at least two goals and an assist in the contest, including junior Steven Johnson, who accomplished the feat in the game's first 30 minutes.

Johnson assisted fellow junior Mahir Mameledzija three minutes and 16 seconds into the game to start the scoring. Mameledzija then scored his second goal of the day, third this season, and the 29th of his career off a pass from sophomore Kyle Kraus at 7:03. Mameledzija, who is now tied for fourth in program history in career goals, earned an assist on Johnson's first score of the year at 19:30 and Johnson added an unassisted goal at 25:31. Junior Nicholas Kliminski netted the Foresters' fifth and final goal of the first half at 35:48.

Sophomore Hugh Watanabe scored his first career goal at 61:25 and freshman Sakhile Nkambule accomplished the same feat at 70:47. Freshman Dylan Hartman assisted on the score by Nkambule, who found the back of the net again at 73:01 with Kliminski picking up the assist. Kliminski made the score 9-0 on an unassisted goal at 76:18 and 10-0 when junior Alexi Spiratos set up his third score of the contest at 85:19. Nkambule set up Dylan Hartman's first career goal with 3:37 on the clock to finish off the lopsided victory.

Three Lake Forest goalkeepers took part in the shutout. Senior Ethan Guenther started, made his Forester debut, and played 32:45 to earn the victory. Sophomore Ian Taylor was next and recorded one save in 26:45. Sophomore James Van Artsdalen had a pair of saves in the final 30:30.

The Foresters are now 1-1-0 and will host Benedictine University Wednesday evening at 5:00.