CRETE, Neb. – Midland University men’s soccer continued its strong run of play this week, as they beat Doane University, 6-0 on Wednesday night. With the win the Warriors move to 2-0 in GPAC Conference play and 4-3 on the season.
The Warriors dominated the first half, putting up 15 shots to Doane’s 1 shot. The offense also earned four corner kicks, keeping the pressure on the Tigers’ defense. In the 30th minute of the contest, Robert Wiseman scored his ninth goal on the season when he found the back of the net from a ball from Anudan Thapa, putting the Warriors up 1-0. Not even 10 minutes later James Kilburn netted his sixth goal on the season, putting the Warriors up 2-0 at the break.
Midland kept the momentum heading into the second half of play as they exploded for four more goals. Wiseman scored his second goal of the match only ten minutes into the half. In the 69th minute, Anudan Thapa added to the tally with his second goal of the season.
The goals kept on coming for the Warriors as Antonio Hernandez scored his seventh goal on the year and then Caique Silva capped off the night with the final tally in the 87th minute for the Warriors.
Goalie Shazz Heale and the defense have been outstanding to start conference play. This was their second shutout to open up conference play and is their third on the year. Heale was seldom tested on the night, three saves, as the defense was solid in front of him and the attackers controlled possession most of the game.
When asked about his teams play, head coach Raphael Martinez had this to say, “Seventeen goals scored and zero conceded is a great way to start conference play. We are playing well on both sides of the ball, so that is good to see. Consistency is key. We are headed into Saturday with confidence, but also humbled knowing Dakota Wesleyan cannot be overlooked.”
The Warriors (4-3, 2-0 GPAC) look to keep their winning streak alive as they travel to Mitchell, South Dakota to take on Dakota Wesleyan (2-3, 0-0 GPAC) this Saturday, September 22. First kick is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex.