Lake Erie College (1-10, 0-6 GLIAC) came up short in a 3-1 loss to GLIAC foe Northwood University (4-1, 3-1 GLIAC) in a home match at Jack Britt Stadium in Painesville, Ohio.
In what has become a familiar theme for Lake Erie this year, the Storm fell behind quickly as Matthew Howitt put the Timberwolves on the board after his first attempt was saved by the Lake Erie defense. Northwood extended its lead to 2-0 in the 40th minute as Nicholas Sliger scored on an assist from Howitt and Keith Lough.
Lough would get a goal of his own coming out of halftime in the 52nd minute after the ball came free off a Lake Erie defender in front of the goal. The Storm would get on the board in the 68th minute when a beautiful pass ahead from junior defender Kyle Roesch (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) hit junior forward Marco Gaudio (Cambridge, England/Impington Village College) in stride and Gaudio converted his fifth goal of the season and fourth in just the past three games. Gaudio was Lake Erie's biggest offensive spark in the game with four of the Storm's five shots on goal.
In goal for Lake Erie, sophomore Ricky Carreira (Toronto, Ont./Dante Alighieri Academy) played a strong match and made 11 saves.
Northwood won the battle of shots, 21-9, and corner kicks, 4-3.
The Storm are in action next on Thursday, Oct. 7 when they travel to take on non-conference foe Seton Hill at 4:00 p.m.