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Oilers & Panthers Up Next for Storm (Preview)

Oilers & Panthers Up Next for Storm (Preview)

PAINESVILLE, Ohio- The Lake Erie College men's soccer team looks to snap a two game losing streak as the Storm will travel to two Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC) opponents this week. Lake Erie will face the University of Findlay on Thursday (Sept. 14) and Ohio Dominican University on Saturday (Sept. 16).

"Our objective for the weekend is to get better and make strides forward," said Storm head coach Louie Rolko. "That has always been our goal and this past week the guys have put in the effort to grow as players and as a team.  We need to come out strong in the first half, just like we did in the second half against Cedarville.  We have talked about getting out on the right foot and setting the tone for the game.  If we do that, I think we can be successful."

Storm Report: Lake Erie is 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the G-MAC after a 2-0 loss to Cedarville in their last match. Ezekiel Ebenezer leads the Storm with two goals in the first three games of the season.

Opposition Position: Findlay is 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the G-MAC after a 4-2 win over Malone last time out. The Oilers' leading scorer is Josh Hales with three goals scored. Ohio Dominican is 1-3 overall and 0-2 in Great Midwest play. The Panthers fell 4-1 to Trevecca Nazarene on Saturday (Sept. 9). Ryan Kasprzak leads the Panthers with two goals scored.

Series History: The Storm has had much success with the Oilers in the series history. Lake Erie has an 8-5-1 series advantage in 14 matchups, including a 1-0 win and scoreless draw last season. Ohio Dominican holds a 3-11-1 series lead over the Storm. Lake Erie scored a goal in double overtime, forcing a split of the season series last year of the second meeting.

Storm Forecast: Lake Erie returns home to the Britt next Thursday (Sept. 21) for a Great Midwest contest against Alderson Broaddus.