GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Sophomore Jonathan Watson scored twice, as the Union College men's soccer team posted three first half goals to blow past Huntington, 4-1, on Saturday at the 2012 Georgetown Classic.
With the win, UC evened up their record on the year to 2-2, while with the loss, Huntington fell to 2-2.
"This was without a doubt our most complete match of the year," said head coach Tyler Brock
. "We really played with an intensity and passion that I had been looking to see since preseason camp. Our team is really starting to come together."
In the first half, Union got on the board fast, as Joe Butcher
scored his second goal of the season in the seventh minute to make it 1-0. Freshman Cole Bray
picked up an assist on the play, his third of the year.
After a Huntington goal in the 19th minute tie things up at one, the Bulldogs quickly tied it back up in the 26th minute on Watson's first goal of the afternoon. The unassisted score gave UC a 2-1 lead with 19 minutes left in the period.
Union proceeded to score their third, and final goal of the first 45 minutes when Watson cashed in again off an assist from TJ Speckman
in the 39th minute. The goal, which was his fourth in the last two days, gave UC a 3-1 lead going into the half for intermission.
In the second half, the Bulldogs put things away with a strong defensive effort, paced by goalie Madison Justice
who made two saves to shut out Huntington in the period. UC added their final goal of the night in the 86th minute, when Bray scored his first collegiate goal, unassisted.
Overall, UC outshot Huntington 14-11 in the match, and held a 9-1 advantage on corner kicks. Justice earned the win in goal, playing all 90 minutes, while making three saves.
The Bulldogs are now idle until Sept. 12 when they open AAC play against Virginia Intermont at Burch/Nau Field. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.