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College men’s soccer: Balanced Blugolds too much for Saints

Donovan leads way as Wisconsin-Eau Claire holds off late charge by CSS.

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Nathan Donovan had a goal and two assists to lead Wisconsin-Eau Claire to 5-2 nonconference victory over St. Scholastica Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, before 104 at Saints Field.

Nathan Donovan had a goal and two assists to lead Wisconsin-Eau Claire to a 5-2 nonconference victory over St. Scholastica in college men’s soccer Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, before 104 at Saints Field.

The Blugolds led 4-2 before the Saints tried to make it interesting as Nevin Bajic scored his first collegiate goal at 67:14 in the second and Miki Lumsden scored another goal less than two minutes later at 67:58.

Donovan added an insurance goal at 84:48 for the final margin as five players had tallies and Spencer Banks and Mark Belknap combined for two saves for the Blugolds (9-2), who are off to a great start in their first year as a program.

Liam Lothian had four saves for CSS (6-6), which has lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.

The Saints return to conference action with a MIAC game at 12:30 p.m. Saturday against Hamline at Saints Field.

Related Topics: SOCCER
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