Men’s soccer holds Davis & Elkins Senators scoreless

Ryan Woerner
Staff Writer

Keeping with the winning ways of Marauder soccer, the men’s soccer team shut out Davis & Elkins Saturday afternoon by a score of 2-0.
Just hours after the women’s soccer team shut out Mercyhurst in a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory, the Marauder men put on a thrilling show themselves.
Two opening half goals were all the Marauders would need to come out on top of the Senators and improve their record to an unbeaten 3-0-1.
The defense was key for the Maruaders; hard-nosed play helped limit the Senators to just two shots on goal. Each of the Senator’s two on target shots was saved by ‘Ville goalkeeper Brad Benzing. This was the second consecutive shutout in the books for Benzing and the Marauders.
At just over six minutes into the game, Millersville forward Jaime Vasquez took a cross from the right and quickly deposited it into the back of the net, giving the Marauders an early 1-0 lead.
Although it turned out one would have been sufficient, Vazquez and the Maruaders barely hesitated to pad their lead.
Just past the 25th minute mark, a mistake by Davis & Elkins goalie Daniel Nock earned him a yellow card and gave the Marauders a free kick from the 18.
This time Vazquez notched himself an assist, his first of the year to go with his three goals, tapping the ball to sophomore Jeramey Robbins. Last week’s PSAC player of the East Robbins turned and easily blasted the ball into the top right corner of the net, putting some insurance on the Marauders lead.
More good defensive play by the Maruaders helped keep the Senators out of the back of the net, ensuring an easy 2-0 victory.
Though they are undefeated, a lack of in-conference games has held the Marauders back from the top spot in the East curently held by 3-1 (2-0 PSAC East) Mercyhurst.
The Marauders will look to continue their winning ways when they travel to Willmington De. Tuesday at 4 p.m. where they look to face off against the 3-1 Wildcats, who are coming off of a shutout themselves.