Malcook gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead in 45:24 seconds on a penalty kick. Whitefish Bay senior goalkeeper Naison Lansina attempted a diving, but the ball veered off Lansina and into the net.
“I knew I was going to put it in the back of the net,” Malcook said. “All you have to do is step forward with a clear mind and believe in yourself.”
The Blue Dukes (19-5-2) put up pressure in the final seven minutes, including shots from junior defender Will Smith and senior midfielder Mitchell Dryden, which were turned away by an Oregon defense led by senior goalkeeper Casey Farrar.
Malkook then scored his second goal at 75:19 to take a 3–1 lead.
“It was magical,” Malkook said when asked about his performance. “Nice to see all my teammates happy.”
Michel said: “We are waiting to bust him. He has been silent for two or three weeks. We challenged him and he lived up to it.
The Panthers’ top score-getters this season combined with the first goal of the match.
Senior forward Alex Rodriguez, assisted by Malcook, broke the right wing and scored 2:57 in the match.
Whitefish Bay responded at 14:56 with a 6-yard header from senior midfielder Dryden. Sophomore midfielder Brian Jarvis assisted Dryden in the goal, his 30th goal of the season.