|Date:||September 18, 2018|
In a battle of top-25 teams, No. 20 Luther defeated No. 4 University of St. Thomas 2-1 this afternoon in St. Paul, Minn. The win snapped a three-match losing streak to the Tommies that dated back to Sept. 22, 2013.
In the second half, St. Thomas tied the match at 48:52, a goal by Jack Longville that was unassisted. Twenty eight minutes later, Faydane Ouro-Akondo scored what proved to be the game winner at 76:53. Ouro-Akondo broke loose on a ball at midfield, dribbled past one defender and ripped a shot into the lower right corner of the Tommies goal. His goal was the first of his collegiate career.
Both teams were credited with eight shots. The Norse had six on goal, while the Tommies placed four inside the frame.
The win gives Luther an overall record of 7-1. St. Thomas lost for the first time this season and is now 5-1.
Luther begins American Rivers Conference action this Saturday, Sept. 22, when it will travel to Nebraska Wesleyan University. Match time is slated for 7:00 p.m. in Lincoln, Neb.
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