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A hobbled Crusader squad suffered a pair of 7-0 results to conference opponents Northland International and Maranatha last weekend to finish up the conference schedule in disappointing fashion.

Friday night saw the Crusaders taking on Northland, who were ranked third in Division II of the NCCAA. A Crusader win would have opened up the possibility of a first-round bye in the upcoming conference tournament.

It wasn't even close. Northland asserted their dominance from end to end and took down the Lakes by the resounding margin of 7-0.

Unfortunately, Saturday's match against Maranatha wasn't any better. Nathan Boyd-Cleaver was given a straight red in the twentieth minute, and the Lakes simply could not make up for the extra man.

The goals just kept raining down on the hobbled Great Lakes, the final score read 7-0 once again.

Game Notes: Many Great Lakes starters saw limited action this weekend due to injury, including Jeremy Smith, Max Ganesch, Peter Stebbins, Kyle Wheatley, St. Luc Picard, and Brandon Coleman, in addition to Daniel Jehl and Izzy Sesay, who are both out for the remainder of the season.

Up Next: A pair of non-conference rematches will prepare the Crusaders for the conference tournament this weekend: Tuesday at home against Andrews, and Friday at Davenport for a game with their JV squad.