Crusaders Shut Out Wooster at Home

(Jeff Mills photo).
(Jeff Mills photo).


COLUMBUS – The Capital University men's soccer team posted a pair of first half goals en route to a 3-0 shut out of Wooster on Wednesday afternoon at Bernlohr Stadium.

Sophomore midfielder Zach Matheny (Powell, Ohio) got the Crusaders on the board first with a goal in 24th minute of action off an assist from junior midfielder Mario Suarez (Strongsville, Ohio).

Just over one minute later, senior midfielder R.G. Florey (Westerville, Ohio) added to Capital's lead with an unassisted score on a shot to the right corner of the goal, after beating the Fighting Scots' defender.

The Crusaders kept the Wooster offensive attack at bay for the majority of the first half, limiting the Fighting Scots to only three shots on goal in the opening half of play.

As the second half of play unfolded, Matheny inflated the Capital lead to 3-0 in the 47th minute with his second goal of the game off a rebound from his own shot off the near post.

With a three goal lead and the Crusaders continuing to keep their defensive prowess intact, Capital managed to shutout the Fighting Scots for the remainder of the contest.

Leading the way for Capital was Matheny, who tallied his first two goals of the season in the win, while Florey recorded his second score of the year.

Suarez also picked up his first assist on the year off Matheny's initial goal.   

Freshman goalkeeper Justin Niswonger (Centerville, Ohio) earned his first win in goal for the Crusaders, saving four shots on a total of seven faced for the game.

With the win, Capital (3-3 overall) is now set to return to the road for a one game trip to 

Transylvania (Ky.) this coming Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. in Lexington, Kentucky.