Men's Soccer in Full Command in Victory Over Marietta

The Crusaders shutout Marietta, 4-0, at home on Wednesday afternoon. (Jeff Mills photo)
The Crusaders shutout Marietta, 4-0, at home on Wednesday afternoon. (Jeff Mills photo)


COLUMBUS – The Capital University men's soccer team defeated Marietta, 4-0, on Wednesday afternoon, improving to 3-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings.

In the first half of play, the Crusaders managed to get on the board in the 31st minute, following a shot into the lower left corner from senior Nick Eley, on a long pass from senior R.G. Florey.

Capital held Marietta to a total of two shots in the opening frame, none of which were on goal.

The Crusaders in turn were able to manufacture seven shots in the opening half, three of which came on goal.

As the second half unfolded, the Crusaders were able to extend their lead in the 58th minute, after Eley was on the assisting end of a goal scored by freshman Zach Matheny on a short pass that was ripped into the lower left corner of the net.

Just seven minutes later, Capital struck again, as freshman Hunter Booth scored on a one touch shot past the Pioneers goalkeeper, assisted by classmate Cheyn Roux.

Late in the game, the Crusaders played add on, tacking on a goal from senior Tim Rieser, assisted by fellow senior Tim McCarthy.

The score would stay the same for the remainder of the match, as the Crusaders went on to win by a final score of 4-0.

Leading the way for the Crusaders was Eley, recording his sixth goal and second assist of the year, while Matheny picked up his first goal of the year.

Booth also netted his first goal of the season, following Roux's first assist on the year, while senior's Tim Reiser and Tim McCarthy combined for their first goal and assist, respectively.

Senior goalkeeper Bob Weisgarber, who played 77 minutes, faced three shots in the game, while fellow classmate Dylan Beck finished the remainder of the game, saving three shots.

With the win, Capital (6-6-3, 3-3-0 OAC) is now set to host Baldwin Wallace on Oct. 26 at 4 p.m.