MADISON, Wis. – In front of friends and family, Lansing Ignite FC midfielder Nick Moon scored the only goal of the match to lead LIFC to a 1-0 victory against Forward Madison FC at Breese Stevens Field.
The Wisconsin native dribbled down the right wing in the 47th minute before blasting a low shot that wizzed by Madison goalkeeper Ryan Coulter and celebrating with his friends in the corner of the field. The goal, his second of the USL League One regular season, combined with yet another great defensive effort helped Lansing stay unbeaten for a fifth consecutive match.
"I'm so happy for the players closing out that difficult match on the road," LIFC Head Coach Nate Miller said after the game. "It was massively important for us to get another clean sheet on the road, and we finished the game with very good discipline. We are still not playing our football, but we're getting big points on this crucial road swing."
Goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland made three important saves on the night, while Brandon Fricke, Grant Lillard, Grant Stoneman and Ivo Cerda made numerous plays to prevent opportunities for Madison. Combined, the four players made 12 clearances and 10 tackles, leading the team to its second consecutive shutout.
With the result, Lansing improves to 3-3-4 and sits in the fourth and final playoff position of the League One standings. The team will head back to Lansing to train ahead of Saturday, June 8, when LIFC travels to Canada to face off against Toronto FC II.
NICK MOON: The dynamic attacker scored the only goal of the match, the game-winner.