WAUWATOSA, WI (October 17, 2018) – It was a year of excitement for the Bryant & Stratton College men's soccer program as they took the field in late August as an inaugural program and represented Bryant & Stratton team positively throughout the entire season. The Bobcats closed out their inaugural season with a 3-1 victory against McHenry County College on Tuesday and fiinished with an overall record of 3-11-1 which placed them in 13th place in Region IV Division I.
The Bobcats snapped a six-game losing streak after Tuesday's contest to close out the season on a positive note.
"Our last game of the season was a microcosm for the whole year," Bobcats Interim Head Coach, Lukas Wilhelmi, said. "This team never stopped playing and never stopped improving; so they rewarded themselves with a well deserved win to end the year."
Totaling 14 shots and 12 on goal against McHenry, the Bobcats showed their dominance on the field and gave the fans something to look forward to for next year.
Beginning the year, the Bobcats won two fo their first four contests but hit a dry spell in the middle of September where they struggled to get back into the win column.
Depsite the mid-season struggles, the Bobcats found themselves remaining competitive and showing that they will be a force-to-reckon with as the program continues to build.
"We as a team and as a soccer program found identitiy this year and Bryant & Stratton will profit from that going forward," Wilhelmi said.
In 15 games, the Bobcats averaged 1.20 goals per game totaling 18 goals in 15 contests. They averaged 4.8 shots per game producing a 2.50 shot%.
"I am proud of how we represented ourselves and the school. Future recruiting classes will know that Bryant & Stratton is a great place to showcase and improve your talents."
Individually, the Bobcats had a few players that made their name noticed throughout the region. Freshman, Erku Adem scored four goals in 14 games this year including three assists and 10 shots on goal.
Midfielder, Mohamed Abdallah, knocked in four goals and produced 13 shots on goal.
Goalkeeper, Trevor Russell, captured 110 saves producing a .625 save%.
As an inaugural program, the Bobcats failed to make the playoffs this season but will look to improve this offseason and make a playoff run next year.
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