Great Lakes pulled out their first points of the 2012 campaign Monday night with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Kuyper College under the lights at Davenport University.
Brandon Gregory and Matt Burk got the scoring going for GLCC, giving the Crusaders an early 2-0 advantage. The Cougars would respond with one to cut the deficit in half, only to see Anthony Zarwea finish one to make it a two-goal game once again.
Kuyper, however, would rally before the break and level the scoreline at three goals apiece by halftime.
The second half produced only one goal, but it would prove to be enough; Zarwea buried a well-struck free kick into the back of the net to give Great Lakes the slightest of margins at 4-3, which they would hold onto for the final half-hour to pull out their first win of the season.
Landon Koch, who logged his first win as a goalkeeper in the game, said it was "the best game we played as a team, we hustled the entire game."
"We went out to get that win at all cost." says Danny Buegar, "We were all determined to play well as a unit. We played hard and got the result!"
Next up for GLCC: An away date with the Warriors of Rochester College (NAIA) on October 2nd at 3 p.m.