BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union College men's soccer team used six different goal scorers for a 6-0 win Friday over Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) University as a part of Union's homecoming celebration.
Union improved to 10-3-2 on the season and gives the Bulldogs their second straight 10-win season. The Bulldogs remained undefeated at home behind a 9-0-1 record. Cincinnati Christian went to 3-13-1.
Liam Johnson (East Yorkshire, England) scored the game's first goal 20:31 into the match. Dan Holleran (England) provided the assist. Johnson's goal was the eighth of the season for the freshman.
Just over two minutes later, Chris Riley (Cornwall, England) pushed the Union lead to 2-0. He played a ball from goalkeeper Jonathan Shaw (Merseyside, England) for the score. It was his first collegiate assist for the sophomore goalkeeper.
Riley then provided a pair of assists. The first was for Marc Pierre (Haiti) and his goal in the 28th minute. The next came in the 56th minute for a goal by Sideek Sanogo (Ivory Coast).
Rahul Kooner (Surrey, Canada) scored his first goal of the season three minutes before the first half ended on an unassisted score.
The final goal of the match came in the 88th minute from Brett Smith (Berea, Ky.) Bodie Price (Afton, Tenn.) headed the ball to him after Jonathan Schadler (Walton, Ky.) played the ball to Price.
The trio of Shaw, Max Sisson (Corbin, Ky.) and Nathan Koebcke (Corinth, Ky.) combined for the shutout. Shaw played the first half before Sisson and Koebcke split time in the second half. The combined shutout is the fourth shutout of the season for Union, one off the 2007 total.
Union goes to the College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) for a 7 p.m. match Wednesday.
- Kooner scored once last year in his freshman season.
- Jonathan Sutton (Portsmouth, England) led the 2007 Bulldogs with seven goals.
- Johnson's eight goals in a season are the most by a Union player since Tyler Stallons scored 11 in the 2005 campaign.
- The 2008 season is the ninth 10-win season for Union in the program's 17-year history.