Cougars Down Shawnee State 3-1 for Road
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (8-29-2012) - The Mount
Vernon Nazarene University men's soccer team
posted a 3-1 non-conference victory at
Shawnee State University on Wednesday
afternoon as the Cougars out-shot the host
Bears 22-9 in the contest.
got on the scoreboard in the 13th minute
when freshman midfielder Jared Milhoan found
the back of the net for his first collegiate
goal to put the Cougars on top 1-0.
The score remained that way through halftime
with MVNU holding a 9-4 advantage in
first-half shots and a 4-1 edge in corner
kicks. Then, in the 57th minute, senior
forward Brian Petak gave the Cougars a
two-goal lead off an assist from sophomore
forward Kwaku Frimpong.
prove to be an important goal because in the
70th minute Shawnee State (0-2) cut the lead
in half when Luke Purpero found the back of
the net off a pass from Jacob Hackworth to
pull the Bears within 2-1 with plenty of
time still left in the match.
However, just over a minute later, MVNU got
the goal back when sophomore defender Collin
Riley scored off an assist from freshman
forward Preston Spurrier to extend the lead
to 3-1 with less than 20 minutes to go. That
would prove to be all the scoring in the
match as the Cougars prevailed.
Senior goalkeeper Trevor Stewart and junior
Ryan Swartzentruber combined to record four
saves to post the win in goal, while Thomas
Carbonari and Cory Wright combined to stop
12 shots in a losing effort for Shawnee
State. MVNU held a 22-9 advantage in total
shots, a 15-5 edge in shots on goal, and a
7-1 lead in corner kicks.
the match with good defensive pressure and
energy and scored early which was a big
boost," said MVNU coach Andrew Belleman. "In
the second half, we just missed on five or
six really good chances. We also did an
excellent job killing the match with
possession the last 15 minutes. This was a
good response after Saturday's loss."
The Cougars will return to action on
Saturday when they will travel to Davenport
(Mich.) University for a non-conference
match that will kick off at 7 p.m.