Scots pull away in second half to down Lawrence

Lawrence men's soccer action Will Nichols
Will Nichols (20) scored for the Vikings in a 5-2 loss to Monmouth.

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Monmouth College soccer team pulled away in the second half Sunday to post a 5-2 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

The game was tied 1-1 at the half, but Monmouth broke the tie just 4:35 into the second half on a goal from Agustin Miranda. Lucas Sondgeroth then scored in the 66th minute, and Lukas Nilsson added a goal in the 78th minute to give Monmouth a 4-1 edge.

Lawrence cut the lead to 4-2 at the 83:29 mark when Julien Riviere scored on a header off Suguaru Yoshitake's corner kick. Monmouth countered with another Nilsson goal at 84:35 to finish the scoring.

Monmouth took the early lead on Martin Zafirov's goal at the 5:08 mark. Will Nichols tied it for the Vikings with a goal at 29:36 off assists from Wedson Martins Kazambwe and Brendan Vellenga.

Cadan Glattback made two saves to get the win for Monmouth. Cole Kelez and Hunter Lanton each played a half for Lawrence and recorded four saves apiece.