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Controversial goal lifts St. Scholastica men past Twin Ports rival UW-Superior

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DULUTH, MN -

Luke Buckton saw an opening and took it, but there's at least some question as to whether his eventual game-winning goal was actually a goal.

The St. Scholastica men's soccer team beat Twin Ports rival UW-Superior 2-1 at home on Tuesday afternoon, but the visitors will contend that Buckton's goal never should've counted.

After a steal near midfield, Buckton launched a shot from about 40 yards away that went over the head of UW-Superior goalkeeper Dalton Von Kaenel. He tipped it, he thought over the crossbar, but the ball had backspin on it and ended up bouncing into the goal.

After a short meeting, the officials awarded Buckton his 11th goal of the season to make it, at that point, a 2-0 St. Scholastica lead. 

Duluth, Minn. native Gunnar Sengbush-O'Neill answered for the Yellowjackets not even 30 seconds later, but the visitors couldn't get a second and ended up on the losing end for the seventh time in eight matches. The other game ended in a tie.

Duluth, Minn. native Darby Henderson got the Saints on the board early in the first half, breaking a scoreless tie with his fourth goal of the season.

St. Scholastica is now (8-2-0) overall and (6-0-0) in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), while UW-Superior is (6-4-1) overall and (3-1-1) in the UMAC.

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