Undefeated start to the season for men’s soccer

Clarion Staff Report

There are high expectations as the Madison College men’s soccer team opens its second season under coach Tim Bruner. 

The WolfPack started the season with the No. 8 ranking in the NJCAA Division III preseason poll, after finishing 10-3-2 overall and 6-1-1 in conference last year. 

So far, the team has been living up to expectations, winning three straight matches to open the season. 

Madison College’s most recent victory was by far its most difficult. The WolfPack rallied from a 3-2 deficit, scoring twice with less than 15 minutes left in the match to beat host Kishwaukee Community College, 4-3, on Aug. 24. 

Both the tying and go-ahead goals were scored by Dominick Ramirez. Gabe Voung had the other two goals for the WolfPack, scoring back-to-back goals midway through the first half. 

Voung, a freshman from Sun Prairie, leads the team with four goals and an assist so far this season, while Ramirez, a freshman from Madison Memorial, has three goals this season. 

Upcoming matches for the WolfPack include Bryant and Stratton College at home on Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. and Milwaukee Area Technical College at home on Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. 

Madison College 6, Kankakee Community College 0 

Five second half goals propelled Madison College to a big win over host Kankakee Community College on Aug. 22.  

Adair Tlato and Voung both scored two goals in the match. Joao Mendoca and Ramirez scored the WolfPack’s other two goals. Goalkeeper Phil McCloskey had 14 saves to record the team’s second shutout of the season. 

Madison College 1, Rock Valley College 0 

Jacob Howard scored the game’s only goal 10 minutes into the second half to lead Madison College to a 1-0 victory over Rock Valley College in their season opener on Aug. 21. He scored off an assist from Voung. 

McCloskey and the defense pitched a shutout, with McCloskey posting 10 saves.