A goal in the 75th minute provided all of the offense the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men's soccer team needed to earn their first home win. The Warhawks, 2-3-1, defeated Concordia-Wisconsin 1-0 Saturday night at Fiskum Field in Whitewater.
Sophomore midfielder Steven Wright (Prior Lake, Minn./Prior Lake) had a good opportunity in the 17th minute when he gathered a loose ball at the top of the 18, but his left-footed rocket hit the crossbar.
Concordia didn't get many opportunities, but when they did Jake King (McHenry, Ill./McHenry West) was ready. King, a freshman goalkeeper making his first start, made a diving save to his right on a laser beam of a shot by Concordia in the 26th minute.
The Falcons had a chance early in the second half on a hotly contested breakaway, but a shot to the far post drifted just right of the net.
UW-W earned a corner in the 75th minute that senior captain Kyle Clancy (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) launched into the box. Jake Santellano (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) rose above everyone else and headed it in for his second goal of the season and a 1-0 Warhawk lead.
One last ditched effort by the Falcons from about 20 yards out glanced off the crossbar and out of play.
King totaled two saves in the match to earn his first collegiate shutout and win.
UW-W will take a few days off before their next match, which is the start of a four-game road trip. Next up, the Warhawks will travel to Fulton, Missouri to take on Westminster at 7 p.m. on September 21. After that the Warhawks will play three more road games before returning for an eight-game home stand.