Men’s soccer humiliates Central Baptist

Damian Atamenwan

Sophomore B.A Catney contributed greatly to the Mustangs' attack Friday night. Photo by Courtney Bingham

The No. 3 ranked Mustangs extended its unbeaten streak to 34 matches with a 7-0 shutout against Central Baptist at the MSU Soccer field Friday Night.

Both teams took it easy for the earlier part of the half but then MSU played aggressively and was rewarded with 3 first-half goals. Within 24 minutes of game time, sophomore Chase Robertson slid home his first goal just seconds after coming on the field.

Robertson’s opener came off an instinctive pass from Sam Broadbent. Broadbent wanted more than an assist and doubled the lead after a series of one-two passes that involved Robertson and Sam Bartek.

Again, Broadbent was relentless as he helped Michael Ramirez put MSU 3-0 up, earning them and unassailable half-time lead. Head Soccer Coach Doug Elder commented on the team’s performance.

“They had a sluggish start and gave up shot on goals,” he said. “But after the second goal, the game was one-sided.”

The second-half started well for the MSU who played at a tempo in attack that was too much for Central Baptist. Senior Casey Hibbs extended the scoring for the Mustangs with a tremendous 18-yard strike beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. Junior Zach Funk buried a similar goal few minutes after Hibbs’ re-opener.

“They had good ball movement during the game,” Elder said.

The Mustangs dominated in ball possession and attack which brought in B.A Catney’s goal that made it 6-0. But there was more; Team Captain Ryan Spence got the birthday present of a winning goal and that was all she wrote. MSU plays next at Colorado State-Pueblo Friday at 8 p.m.

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