Men’s Soccer Celebrates Senior Day With 1-0 Triumph Over Siena Heights

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The Lourdes men’s soccer team concluded its 2018 regular season in style, defeating Siena Heights 1-0 on Saturday afternoon as it celebrated Senior Day at Wildcat Stadium.

The Gray Wolves honored seniors Nitram Senderos (Cartersville, Ga./Cartersville/Carl Sandburg), Riley Hogan (Pelham, Ala./Indian Springs) and Brett Chasnick (West Bloomfield, Mich./Harrison) during a pre-match ceremony for their contributions to the Gray Wolf men’s soccer program over the years.

“I’m proud of the way this team fought,” said head coach Barry Spitzer. “This was a great way to send out the seniors. I thought we had a lot of energy and played some of the best soccer in the second half today that we have played all year. This was a great win for these guys.”

Senderos was the hero for the Gray Wolves, scoring his team-leading fourth goal of the season following a deflected shot from Olawole Ogunsanya (Dallas, Texas/Arlington) and scoring what would prove to be the game-winner for Lourdes.

From there, the Gray Wolf defense ensured the victory, holding the visiting Saints (6-10-1 overall, 3-6-1 WHAC) scoreless as they went on to win, 1-0.

The tandem of freshmen Ali Chokr (Bint Jbail, Lebanon/Fontainebleau (La.)) and Garrett Baxley (Trenton, Ohio/Edgewood) posted the fourth clean sheet of the year for the Lourdes defense, piling up 10 saves between the two.

Despite being outshot 23-10 in the contest, the four shots on frame for Lourdes proved to be enough. Siena Heights held a 9-2 advantage in corner kicks.

The Gray Wolves (3-12-1 overall, 2-8-1 WHAC) will await the results of the remaining Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference contests to be played this evening and early next week to determine their fate and see if they qualify for this season’s WHAC Tournament.