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College men's soccer: Saints blank Johnnies in nonconference opener

Though both schools are now members of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, this game didn't count in the league standings.

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The St. Scholastica men's soccer team got a confidence boost but nothing in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings on Wednesday, defeating league opponent Saint John's 2-0 in a nonconference game at Saints Field in Duluth.

Nolan Friday of Duluth opened the scoring for the hosts in the 27th minute, while Arseno Hamilton doubled CSS's lead just before the hour mark from a direct free kick.

In goal, Liam Lothian made five saves to preserve the fourth clean sheet of his collegiate career.

The victory was the Saints' first over the Johnnies since 1980.

CSS (1-0) travels to Wisconsin for a non-league game at St. Norbert on Friday. The Saints begin MIAC competition on Sept. 15 vs. Gustavus Adolphus.

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