CIS men's soccer Wednesday roundup: Hawks earn critical win over No. 7 Mustangs
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No. 5 Carleton 4, RMC 0
OTTAWA - The No. 5 nationally ranked Carleton University Ravens men’s soccer team continued their dominance over the RMC Paladins Wednesday night with a 4-0 victory, extending their current win streak to six games.
In two contests this season, the Ravens have outscored the Paladins by a score of 14-0.
Carleton opened the scoring in only the fourth minute of the game when midfielder Sam McHugh (Russell, Ont.) notched his first of two tallies in the contest.
McHugh’s second of the night and seventh of his campaign would come on a penalty shot in the 57th minute of the game.
The Ravens would extend their lead in the 69th and 76th minute thanks to goals by striker Caki Simrooglu (Ismir, Turkey) and midfielder Olutobi Oluwole (Mississauga, Ont.)
Keeper Mark Krocko (Ashton, Ont.) picked up the win and his fourth shutout of the season.
The win improves the Ravens regular season record to 9-2-0, good enough for first place in the OUA East.
The Ravens will return to action on Saturday, October 15 at home against the Trent University Excalibur. Game time is at 3 p.m.
Ravens- McHugh (4th minute)
Ravens- McHugh (57th minute)
Ravens- Simrooglu (69th minute)
Ravens- Oluwole (76th minute)
Source: Jeff Hamilton, Carleton Sports Info
Laurier 2, No. 7 Western 1 Final
WATERLOO, Ont. - The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men's soccer team (3-5-3) defeated the Western Mustangs (5-2-4) 2-1 Wednesday night in what can be considered as one of the most intense games the Hawks played to date.
Mustang midfielder Rudy James of London,Ont., opened the scoring in the 12th minute of the contest to set the standard against Hawk goaltender Martyn Hooker of Brantford, Ont. The Hawks maintained their endurance and Justin Manning of Milton, Ont., was able to find the back of the net in the 45th minute to equalize the scoreboard against Mustang goalie Andrew Murdoch of Burlington, Ont.
The second half of the game started well for Laurier with the majority of ball possession being dominated by the Hawks. With only five minutes remaining, Donald Chmura of Waterloo, Ont.,was able to get past the Mustang defence buried the winning goal past Murdoch earning the Hawks an important victory and key points.
The victory moves the Golden Hawks into a tie for fifth place in the OUA with five games remaining.
The Hawks are right back on the pitch tomorrow night at 7:00pm when they host the UOIT Ridgebacks at Alumni Field.
Source: Laurier Sports Info