BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College returned to Bulldog Field and tied a program record with a 19-0 victory over Tennessee Temple University Saturday as 12 different players scored in the contest.
It was Union's first match on Bulldog Field since the 2006 season and the return proved to be an offensive explosion. Union scored 11 first-half goals with eight in the final 45 minutes to tie the school record for most goals in a contest. The 2001 squad also scored 19 in a win over Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) College.
Jonathan Sutton (Portsmouth, England) led the offensive efforts with four goals and an assist. The four goals are a personal best for the junior as he scored two goals in each half.
Brett Smith (Berea, Ky.), Andy Blevins (Burlington, Ky.), Chris Riley (Cornwall, England) and Chris Elliot (Isle of Wight, England) all scored two goals apiece. Elliot added three assists while Riley was credited with two.
Dan Johnson (Lancashire, England) booted home his first collegiate goal with an assist.
Freshmen Steven Young (Clarksville, Tenn.), Patrick Hanna (Clarksville, Tenn.), T.J. Jones (Owensboro, Ky.) and Jake White (Port Orange, Fla.) all scored a goal apiece.
The 19 goals marked the first time Union has scored more than 10 goals since a 15-0 victory against Pikeville (Ky.) College on Oct. 5, 2005.
The win on Bulldog Field was the third straight for the Bulldogs as the 2006 squad won the last two on the field.
Union improved to 4-1 on the season while Tennessee Temple went to 0-7. The 4-1 start is the best for the Bulldogs under head coach Tyler Brock.
Jonathan Shaw (Merseyside, England) and Nathan Koebcke (Corinth, Ky.) played a half apiece for Union's third shutout of the season.
Next on the schedule is the Appalachian Athletic Conference opener as the Bulldogs travel to Bryan (Tenn.) College for a 7:30 p.m. contest Wednesday.
- Union scored six goals in first four matches of the season.
- The 2008 squad only scored 38 goals.
- Sutton notched his fifth game-winning goal of his career.