Best start to season since 2007 for soccer

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A 2-0 loss to Triton College may have ended Madison College’s unbeaten run this year at six games, but the men’s soccer team’s 5-1-1 start is its best in long time.

The most recent time the WolfPack had a better start to the season was in 2007, when it 16 games before suffering a loss.

Despite the shutout, Madison College’s great start to the season has been powered by a high scoring offense. The team averages 4.29 goals a game while allowing just 1.43.

Even in the loss against Triton College, the team was on the attack. It out-shot its conference foe 16-8, including a 7-6 advantage in shots on goal.

Madison College’s attacking offense has been a big part of their success this season. The team has taken 116 shots through seven games, averaging 16.6 a game – four more than its opponent.

The WolfPack has eight games remaining on its schedule, including a rematch with Triton College at home.

Madison College’s next home game is on Sept. 28 against Rock Valley College. All home games are being played at Warner Park this year.

Madison College 9, Milwaukee Area Tech. 0

Toby Andrews scored a school-record five goals to lead Madison College past conference foe Milwaukee Area Technical College, 9-0, on Sept. 9. It was the most goals the WolfPack has scored in a game this season.

Andrews scored the game’s first two goals and its last two. Between there, he added one more, plus Bachirou Lo, Christian Munoz and Jake Andrews also scored goals. Toby Andrews now leads the team in scoring with seven goals and two assists, followed by Munoz.

Madison College 4, Joliet Junior College 0

Three first half goals held Madison College take control early in a 4-0 victory at home against Joliet Junior College on Sept. 8.

Christian Munoz opened the scoring about 14 minutes into the mach. Then, over the next five minutes, Jake Andrews and Bachirou Lo both added goals. Sam LaMarche closed out the scoring in the second half, with a goal with minutes left in the game.

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