Soccer Visits Local Foe Wisconsin Lutheran in Weekend Battle

Soccer Visits Local Foe Wisconsin Lutheran in Weekend Battle

MILWAUKEE – The Alverno soccer team got back to action on Saturday afternoon, taking on the Wisconsin Lutheran Warriors on Warriors Field in western Milwaukee. The Inferno lost their conference bout with the Warriors by a 10-0 score.

For the third consecutive contest Alverno freshman goalkeeper Kenzie Bermudez recorded double-figures in saves as she tallied 16 stops in 90 minutes of play. One shy of each of her previous two outings as she had 17 saves against both Concordia Wisconsin and Lakeland.

Alverno was only able to muster four shots on offense, with three of those shots coming on target. Sophomore Shaye Wolfe took all four of the shots for the Inferno, with three of those coming in the opening half.

Wisconsin Lutheran looked to get on the board early in the first 76 seconds but were whistled for being offsides. The Warriors broke through in the ninth minute to open the scoring before Wolfe registered her first shot of the match that was stopped by the Wisconsin Lutheran goalkeeper.

Wisconsin Lutheran added its second goal of the match in the 11th minute, and then added a third in the 19th minute. Wolfe took the next shot of the match just over a minute later but was blocked by the defense. The Warriors increased its lead to five on back-to-back goals just 30 seconds apart.

Wolfe added her third shot of the half and second shot on goal in the 36th minute, but again it was denied by the Warrior netminder. The final 10 minutes of the half melted away as the Inferno trailed by five at the break.

Alverno tried to break the drought in the early stages of the second half as Wolfe was able to take a shot just 87 seconds into the half, but again it was denied by the Warrior goalkeeper.

Wisconsin Lutheran added five more goals in the second half, while Bermudez made 11 of her 16 saves in the half.

Alverno (4-6, 0-3 NACC) will be on the road this Wednesday, when the Inferno visits the Cougars of Concordia Chicago for a 3 p.m. start in River Forest, Illinois.