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HANCOCK — Seniors Bryson Beck, Brendan Christian and Chelan Gonzalez stood out as Finlandia University men’s soccer team (7-5-3) beat Maranatha Baptist (4-8-1) on Saturday after- noon at McAfee Field.

Ian Balyo made two superb saves in the opening 10 minutes. At 2:59, Beck fires a shot that bounces off the post towards Christian. A quick pass to Gonzalez who put it up to make it 1-0.

In the second half, at 51:54, Christian threw a free kick from around 35 yards.

Finlandia managed 21 shots including nine on goal, 11 corner kicks and was whistled for 12 fouls.

Maranatha Baptist had five shots including one on goal, six corner kicks and was whistled for 12 fouls. Balyo finished with seven saves.

Finlandia takes on the BluGolds

HANCOCK – The Finlandia University men’s soccer team (6-5-3) lost 8-0 to UW-Eau Claire (14-2) Friday afternoon at McAfee Field.

Finlandia fought hard in the first half. The Lions had several good chances to score which missed and only led 3-0 at halftime. The BluGolds retired in the second half.

Finlandia had three shots, five corner kicks and 13 fouls. Sophomore Jeremiah Amador made seven saves.

UW-Eau Claire had 27 shots including 15 on goal, four corner kicks and was called for 11 fouls.


Finlandia hits the road on Saturday October 22 to face Campbellsville-Harrodsburg. The game is due to start at 12:30 p.m.

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