SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—On a very special night where the Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University men's soccer team (5-9, 4-4) honored their Team Impact Member Aiden, the Blue Devils defeated the Saints of Siena Heights (Mich.) University (6-8-1, 3-4-1) by a score of 4-1. Along with honoring Aiden, the Blue Devils raised money and awareness for those with epilepsy.
It was a strong first half by the Blue Devils that proved to be the difference maker in this match. Getting the scoring started for the Blue Devils was Adrian Miling in the 15th minute. Miling was on the receiving end of a nicely placed pass from Jake Rajewski, and Miling drove it home to the back of the net giving the Blue Devils the early advantage. The one goal lead did not last long for the Blue Devils, as the Saints got back even in the 21st minute to make the score 1-1. Senior Kevin Wright got the Blue Devils their lead back in the 23rd minute when, Miling showed off some fancy footwork and delivered Wright a great pass to provide him with an opportunity to score. It was a very lively ten minutes of soccer because the Blue Devils scored once again in the 25th minute. Nico Rodriguez scored after creating a turnover and striking from 10 yards out to grow the Blue Devil lead to 3-1.
The second half did not have as much scoring as the first half, but did provide a lot of back and forth action. It was not until the 85th minute that we saw a ball make its way to the back of the net. Cesar Nunez out ran his defender on a Mario Colella perfectly placed loft pass, that allowed Nunez to get the ball passed the Saints goalkeeper.
The Blue Devils wanted to thank Aiden for all of his support and just thank him for the impact he has made on this team. Looking ahead for the Blue Devils, they will be back on the field vs. Lourdes (Ohio) on Saturday, October 26th at 7:00pm.