MITCHELL, S.D. – Midland University men’s soccer took to the road and won its third straight game in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, defeating Dakota Wesleyan 3-0 on Saturday night. Through the first three games of conference play, the Warriors have not allowed for a goal and while scoring 20 of their own. Midland improves to 5-3 (3-0 GPAC), while DWU falls to 2-4 (0-1 GPAC).
The Warriors controlled the offensive attack once again as they put up 18 shots, 11 on target, in comparison to DWU’s 1 shot that was on target. In the second minute of the game, Caique Silva found the back of the net to put on the board and they never looked back. Robert Wiseman continued his scoring streak with a goal in the 18th minute, putting the Warriors up 2-0 at the intermission.
In the second half, Thomas Crawford scored the lone goal off an assist from Wiseman, capping off the 3-0 shutout win.
Defensively, the Warriors had an excellent showing. Allowing for just one shot to the Tigers with goalie Jack Hughes in net for the first time this season.
When asked about the team win, head coach Raphael Martinez had this to say. “I was happy with how we started with such an early goal by Caique on his birthday. Defensively we were organized, and limited their chances. Overall its solid road conference win.”
Midland (5-3, 3-0 GPAC) will step back from conference play midweek with a road game at No. 12-ranked Bellevue (10-0-2) at the Bellevue Soccer Club. Match time between the Warriors and Bruins is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26.