September 08, 2009

VIDEO: Lukas sets school points record in Piper win

The Northwestern Eagles scored first in the Pipers' home opener at 16:11. They held onto that lead until Lukas tied the school record with a goal at 28:15 to tie the game.

Sam Slagle (Fy., Appleton, Wis.) and Matt Warhol (Sr., Andover, Minn.) were credited with assists on the score.

DJ Weil (Fy., Chaska, Minn.) then scored the go-ahead, and eventual game-winner, at 32:51 on a volley from Warhol in front of the Northwestern net.

Lukas was given an opportunity to put the Pipers up by two goals on an Eagles foul in the box halfway through the second half. A low, crisp penalty kick went untouched by the Eagles keeper at 68:01.

Heading into the game, Lukas was two points shy of the school career points scored record of 63. The goal on the penalty kick put Lukas at 65 career points and in sole possession of the school record.

Sophomore keeper Zach Nelson (Eagan, Minn.) collected four saves in earning the win.

To listen post-game thoughts from head coach Jon Lowery, Nelson, Weil and Warhol, as well as watch video of Lukas' record-setting goal, click here.

With the win, Hamline evens their record at 2-2 over. The Eagles fall to 0-5. The Pipers will continue non-conference play on Saturday, September 12, with a 3:00 p.m. game at UW-Oshkosh.