Lake Michigan began the game dominating the field as they were able to score twice from open opportunities. Tariku Freeland scored the first goal off of a rebound for the men. Lake Michigan then scored their second goal when Brendan Phillips shot a screamer from the top of the penalty box from an assist by Dan Trautner. Unfortunately, goalie Brayan Rojas took a hard hit that removed him from the game. Jan Serrato entered for the Red Hawks and was able to contain the Pilots until the last few minutes when they were able to push a goal across. Lake Michigan left the field at half up by one with a score of 2-1.
In the second half, the Pilots come out with an urgency and tied the game 2-2. Shortly after, Jose Garcia pressed and forced a mistake by the Bethel goalie and was able to to redirect the ball and find clearance to score taking the lead. Bethel responded back due to a ball that cut through the Lake Michigan defenders tieing the game 3-3. The men continued to compete the remainder of the game each having opportunities but the Pilots prevailed with another ball that cut through the Red Hawk defenders and defeated Lake Michigan 4-3.
The men will be back in action on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Ancilla College with a 4:00 pm start.