Central Methodist Men's Soccer Blanks Bethany
LINDSBORG, KS -- Central Methodist University recorded its fourth shutout victory of the season after defeating Bethany College 3-0 Thursday afternoon in men's soccer action at Anderson Athletic Complex.
The Eagles (6-2-1) outshot the Swedes (0-7) 11-3 and held an edge in corner kicks 6-2. Central Methodist has now outscored its opponents 19-9, while Bethany has now been outscored by the opposition 26-2.
Forward Ricardo Valsien scored the only goal the Eagles would need in the fourth minute when he beat goalkeeper Kayo Vaz. The goal was Valsien's second of the season.
Forward Erwin Sanchez, Jr. and midfielder Justin Watson added insurance goals in the 20th and 75th minutes, respectively. Sanchez, Jr. now has three goals on the season, while Watson scored his first goal in a Green and Black uniform.
"It had been a while since I had scored, and it felt good to finally do so," Watson said. "Now I feel confident to shoot more and have more opportunities to score."
Corey Schelle made his third straight start at goalkeeper for the Eagles and played 90 minutes.
Vaz had three saves for the home team.
Central Methodist has three contests remaining on its current six-game road trip. The Eagles will travel to Baker University on Sunday to open Heart of America Athletic Conference play. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. CT.
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