Men's Soccer Scores First Win of Season

Men's Soccer Scores First Win of Season


Freshman Tommie McBride leads the Raiders in scoring with three points in two games.

(DEFIANCE, OH)-Mount Union College men's soccer team tallied three first half scores on their way to a 4-0 win against Defiance College Sunday in Defiance, Ohio.

The win evens the Purple Raiders record at 1-1 overall, while Defiance falls to 0-2 on the season.

Mount Union dominated play in the first half out shooting the Yellow Jackets, 8-0, and three freshman tallied goals in the first 37 minutes.  Tommie McBride (New Waterford/Youngstown Cardinal Mooney) started the scoring with a goal in the 17th minute.  Seven minutes later, Jared Thacker (Sunbury/Big Walnut) made it 2-0, then August Martinis (Broadview Heights/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) got a goal off a corner kick in the 37th minute to give the Raiders a 3-0 lead at the break.

Two more freshmen got in the act in the second half as Kevin Cindric (Willowick/Eastlake North) scored off a feed from TJ Welch (Columbia Station/Columbia) for the 4-0 final.

All of this was more than enough offense for junior keeper Bobby Petras (Columbia Station/Columbia) who only had to make one save to get the shutout.

Mount Union hosts Oberlin College Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the home opener at Mount Union Stadium.