September 12, 2009
2009 Season - Late goal costly against Grinnell
A late goal proved to be the difference on Saturday afternoon, September 12 as Grinnell defeated Augustana 1-0 in non-conference men’s soccer action. The Pioneers tallied with less than five minutes left in the contest in the Titan Classic at Keller Field on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
J.P. Prouty scored an unassisted goal at 85:29 to deliver the game winner for Grinnell. Augustana certainly had its chances in the contest, holding a 15-7 advantage in shots, including a 12-4 margin in the second half.
Early in the game the Vikings had a huge opportunity to take the early advantage but Scott Wallner’s (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.) penalty kick attempt was stopped by Pioneer goalkeeper Ben Schemper. Schemper had seven saves in the game.
Augustana goalie Mike Dolan (Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.) recorded three saves.
The Vikings fell to 2-2 on the season and had a two match winning streak snapped while Grinnell moved to 2-2.