Season 72011 BETTER
THIS WEEK: After a spectacular non-conference trip to Wisconsin this past weekend, the Pacific Lutheran University men's soccer team will host two more tough opponents this Friday and Saturday. The Lutes started the season with a three game trip to Wisconsin where they played the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Carroll University, and St. Norbert College. UW-Whitewater and Carroll were each in the national tournament a year ago, with UW-Whitewater reaching the final eight. The Lutes won a close match with Whitewater, 2-1 in overtime, then defeated Carroll 2-0 two days later. They finished the trip with an empahtic 7-1 victory over St. Norbert to round out a perfect start to the 2011 season.
ABOUT THE REDHAWKS: Montclair State University will travel nearly 2,400 miles in it's upcoming trip to the west coast. In playing both PLU and the University of Puget Sound, the Redhawks are testing themselves against two west region teams that have proved their talent in the past several years. The Redhawks have made it to the NCAA Division III national tournament the last five seasons, reaching the second round twice (2009 & 2010), the "sweet 16" twice (2006 & 2008), and the "elite 8" once (2007). The Redhawks finished at 14-5-3 in 2010, with a 6-3 mark in conference play. The Redhawks are led this season by sophomore Dan Mendoza, who scored eight goals and added eight assists in his first collegiate season of 2010. Mendoza already has two goals in this young 2011 year, and will be a handful for the Lute center-back pairing of Greg Noll and Kevin Wien this Friday. The match will be the first ever between the schools.
GETTING TO KNOW THE TOMMIES: In the second game of the weekend, the Lutes will square off against a familiar non-conference foe in the University of St. Thomas Tommies. Just two years ago, the teams met in St. Peter, Minn. where the Lutes battled from two goals down to win 3-2 in overtime. The Tommies finished 2010 at 7-8-3 overall and 3-5-2 in conference play, good for eighth place in the MIAC. In the 2011 season thus far, the Tommies are 1-1, losing their opener 2-0 to Clarke College, before defeating Northwestern 2-1. Senior Mike Hutton leads the Tommies this season, scoring their first two goals of the season.
HIGH ACCLAIM FOR STELLAR PLAY: The impressive start for the Lutes to the 2011 season has given them regional and national recognition in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's (NSCAA) Week 1 Poll. The Lutes are currently ranked third in the West Region behind Trinity University (#1 nationally) and UC Santa Cruz (#15 nationally), and are now ranked #22 in the national poll. This is the highest ranking the PLU men's soccer team has received since the school joined the NCAA in 1998.
PLU 7, ST. NORBERT 1: Pacific Lutheran put an emphatic finish on a successful season-opening trip to Wisconsin, thumping St. Norbert by a 7-1 score in a non-conference men's soccer match played Monday afternoon at Carroll University. Senior forwards Spencer Augustin and Chad Kearns both scored a pair of goals, sophomore forward Derek Johnson added a goal and two assists, and senior midfielder Surafel Wodajo notched two assists as the Lutes improved their season record to 3-0-0. Augustin scored an unassisted goal 6:34 into the match and the Lutes never looked back, building a 4-0 halftime lead as Kearns, Augustin and senior midfielder Alex Schisel followed with goals. Netting second-half tallies were Kearns, junior forward Lucas McCallum and Johnson. Sophomore keeper Joe Rayburn added 45 shutout minutes to his season total, with Sam Watkins playing in the second half. St. Norbert's only goal came in the second half on a penalty kick. A total of 21 PLU players saw action in this match, with nine of the 11 starters playing half of the match or less. The Lutes took 23 total shots, 14 on goal, to four shots, two on goal, for the Wisconsin school.
PLU 2, CARROLL 0: Chad Kearns and Surafel Wodajo, who a year ago were the Northwest Conference leaders in goals and assists, respectively, were up to their old tricks Sunday afternoon in leading Pacific Lutheran past Carroll, 2-0, in a non-conference men's soccer match. Kearns scored a goal and Wodajo had a goal and assist as the Lutes improved to 2-0 on their three-match Wisconsin trip. They wrap up their season-opening Wisconsin adventure on Monday with a match against St. Norbert College in Waukesha. The Lutes had the run of play against Carroll, rolling up a 14-2 advantage in shots and a 7-5 margin in corner kicks. Kearns, the 2010 Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year after a 15-goal season, opened the scoring at 29:20, with Wodajo getting his second assist in as many matches. Wodajo, a senior midfielder, tallied the final goal at 61:04. With his defense playing well in front of him, PLU sophomore keeper Joe Rayburn was called on to make just two saves. Rayburn's counterpart, Tomek Miaskowski, stopped five PLU shots.
PLU 2, UW-WHITEWATER 1 (OT): Lucas McCallum scored the winning goal 37 seconds into the first overtime period as Pacific Lutheran upset No. 13-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2-1, in the men's soccer season opener for both teams played here Friday night. PLU weathered an early onslaught from Whitewater, a nationally ranked team with a NCAA Division III playoff pedigree, before settling into the match and taking much of the play to the Warhawks. Whitewater fired the first four shots before the Lutes got their first opportunity at goal in the 15th minute when senior forward Spencer Augustin's attempt was saved by Warhawks keeper Aaron Sesselmann. Pacific Lutheran took the lead three minutes later, Augustin beating Sesselmann unassisted at 17:24 to put the visitors on top, 1-0. Whitewater responded at the 25:35 mark when Logan Fye, who came into the match just 90 seconds earlier, headed the ball past PLU keeper Joe Rayburn. The assist went to Bob Shone. After that, the teams traded possession and shots through the remainder of the 90-minute regulation. That led to McCallum's heroics in overtime, the lanky junior forward taking advantage of a slip by a Whitewater defender to get behind the back line and beat Sesselmann with the winner.
The episode is concluded with a scene that echoes the last scene of the previous season's finale ("Help Me"): House is sitting on his bathroom floor with a bottle of Vicodin in his hand. He expectantly looks at the doorway. Resigned, and with no Cuddy to save him, he takes the pills.
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The show was renewed for a second season on August 19, 2010. Production began in March 2011, and the season premiered on June 7, 2011. Ben Lawson appeared in several episodes as Dr. Scott Weiss, a physician at a local emergency room. Rena Sofer appeared in multiple episodes as Gina, Arthur Campbell's ex-wife. Jaimie Alexander portrayed Reva Kline, a former analyst who begins working in the field, in various episodes throughout the season. Oded Fehr reprised his role as Eyal Lavin, a Mossad agent, in two episodes. Additional guest stars included Santiago Cabrera, Tim Guinee, Rebecca Mader, Benito Martinez, and Peter Stormare. The first half of the season, consisting of 10 episodes, concluded on August 9, 2011, while the remaining six episodes began airing on November 1, 2011. All Season 2 episode titles are also titles of songs by R.E.M.
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