La Crosse, Wis. – The Viterbo University men's soccer team fell short in the last regular season match, losing in a non-conference match 2-1 to Jamestown College. Austin Dillard put two goals away in the first half, with the defense holding the V-Hawks to four shots to secure the win.
Jamestown College struck quickly, with the first of Dillard's goals coming in the sixth minute on an assist by Dominic O'Connor. O'Connor, the Jimmies team leader in assists, added his second assist of the day and eleventh of the season when Dillard scored again in the 34th minute.
Jamestown kept the pressure on throughout the match, indicated by their 12 to 4 shot advantage in the match. The Jimmies didn't waste any chances, with 11 of the 12 shots on goal. Even with the two goals allowed, Jordan Stanek (So. – Sparta, Wis.) played well with nine well earned saves.
The V-Hawks tried to mount a comeback in the second half. It started well when James Lockley (Sr. – Manchester, England) took a corner kick and found Jake Wenzel (Jr. – Stoughton, Wis.) on the far side of the goal. Wenzel then slid it to Jake Dellamuth (Fr. – Tomah, Wis.), who finished it by banging the goal past the Jimmies' keeper for his fifth goal of the year. Viterbo thought it had its equalizer minutes later, but was overturned on keeper interference. From that point on, the Jimmies managed to keep the ball out of their half with long clears and finished the match with the victory.
Jamestown College's overall record moves to 9-6 on the season overall. The V-Hawks overall record drops to 8-7-3, but the loss does not affect their postseason. Viterbo will be the #6 seed in the Midwest Collegiate Conference quarterfinals that begin on October 30. The team will travel to Dubuque, Iowa, to face the #3 seeded Crusaders of Clarke University (8-9 overall, 5-3 MCC). The two teams met earlier in the season at Clarke University, with Viterbo scoring five second half goals to win the match 5-2.