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The UIS men's soccer team fell to the Lewis Flyers in a 4-1 penalty kick shootout at Kiwanis Stadium on Sunday. The team's historic season in which it lost just one game and allowed only six goals came to an end in the NCAA Tournament. 

Game Summary
  • UIS outshot Lewis 13-4, 5-2 on goal
  • Lewis goalkeeper Sebastian Doppelhoffer managed three saves in the first half to keep the Flyers in it
  • The Prairie Stars increased the offensive effort in the second half, managing two shots on goal while the Flyers failed to produce a shot
  • The first overtime period was fruitless as each team came away without an on-target shot
  • Andrea Scapolo made a diving save in second overtime to force a penalty kick shootout. Lewis and UIS had each fallen in penalty kicks in the GLVC Tournament the week before
  • The Flyers dominated the shootout. Each team tallied one successful attempt before Sebastian Doppelhoffer stopped Jay Hakki's shot
  • Marco Holzer, a freshman forward for the Flyers, made it 2-1 before Doppelhoffer stopped Riccardo Sandulli from equalizing the matchup
  • The final Flyer, Joram Bogers, fired his shot into the lower right corner for the winning penlty kick. Lewis advances to meet GLVC foe Indianapolis in the third round
UIS has now advanced to the NCAA postseason for three consecutive seasons, with 2023 being the first time UIS has made the tournament yet failed to make the final 16. The Prairie Stars were the regular season conference champions after boasting a 10-0-3 conference record. 

UIS had nine All-GLVC honorees and claimed two major conference awards. Andrea Scapolo was the league's first Goalkeeper of the Year, Adrian Adames was dubbed Defensive Player of the Year, and Adam Hall became the GLVC Coach of the Year for the first time in nine seasons at UIS. UIS awaits further postseason awards. 

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