Foresters Score Five Times in Victory at Illinois College

Photo by Abby King
Photo by Abby King

Senior Casey Nham netted his first career goal to help the Lake Forest College men's soccer team post a 5-1 victory at Illinois College on Saturday.

Nham's corner kick five minutes into the second half went directly into the goal and gave the Foresters a 4-0 lead at the time. They added to it less than three minutes later when junior Lucas Geib's through ball reached senior Sal Gloria, who scored for the third time this season.

The Blueboys finally got on the scoreboard with 8:03 to play in the contest.

Lake Forest's first two goals came from Geib, who increased his team-leading total in that category to 12 on the year. He started the scoring less than four minutes into the game and doubled the visitors' lead just before halftime.

Gloria assisted on freshman Erik Truitt's fourth score of the season a minute-and-a-half into the second half to give the visitors a three-goal advantage.

The Foresters out-shot the home team 12-2 in the opening half and 16-2 during the final 45 minutes.

Lake Forest senior goalkeeper Tero Elias held the Blueboys scoreless during his 70 minutes on the field and is now 7-4-0 with a 0.83 goals against average in 2018. His 26 career victories are just one off the program record set by Corey O'Connor in 1991 and matched by Eric Booth in 2003.

The victory improve the Foresters' overall record to 8-6-1 and Midwest Conference mark to 4-3-0. Illinois College fell to 5-11-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the league.

Lake Forest will continue conference play against visiting Beloit College Tuesday afternoon at 3:30.

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