The Luther men's soccer team (15-6) has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the fourth time in school history after defeating Lake Forest College (14-7) 3-0 Thursday in the first round.
Matt Hoffman (2) scored what proved to be the game winner at 35:56, assisted by Brock Arend (6). James Garcia-Prats and Dane Huinker scored insurance goals in the second frame, finding the back of the Foresters' net at 48:32 and 59:48, respectively. Gracia-Prats' goal was his second of the season, and he was assisted by Ryan Medina (3), while Huinker's was his first of the season, and it was unassisted.
Goalie Tommy Breen improved to 11-3 on the year and faced just one shot on goal. The shutout was his sixth of the season, and he lowered his goals-against-average to 0.75.
Luther, making its seventh appearance in the national tournament, will travel to No. 6 Loras College Sunday, Nov. 17, for a 7 p.m. match. The first time these two teams met, which was during the regular season, the Duhawks defeated the Norse 3-0 in Dubuque.