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MSC Women’s and Men’s Soccer continue unbeaten streaks on the road

September 09, 2019

Both MSC’s soccer teams looked to continue their winning streaks on the road Tuesday, September 3 with games versus Randall University in Moore.

The Lady Aggies were the first to get on the scoreboard with a goal from sophomore Melizza Hernandez 12 minutes into the game. Murray State maintained their one-goal lead throughout the first half until sophomore Brisa Rivera scored on a penalty kick in the final minute of the first half. 

The Aggies held Randall scoreless in the second half, extending their lead thanks to goals by freshman Loryn Courville, sophomore Katia Casanova and a pair of back-to-back goals by sophomore captain Alexes Sanchez. The six-to-zero win extended the Aggies’ unbeaten streak to four games leading into their September 6th match versus Eastfield College.

The Aggie men’s soccer team began their series of three away games last week with a victory over Randall University, extending their undefeated streak to five games. After an early Randall University goal, the Aggies answered with a pair of goals by freshman Jose Flores and Daniel Diaz to lead at halftime. Goals from freshman Luis Rodrigues and Claudio Tipote in the second half helped secure a four-to-one win.

On September 6,  the Lady Aggies traveled to Mesquite, Texas to take on the Eastfield College Harvesters. The Aggies jumped out to an early lead with a goal by Sanchez seven minutes into the game followed by goals from freshman Louisa Boyes 10 minutes later and Hernandez in the waning minutes before halftime to lead three goals to zero. Aggie freshman goalies Cynthia De Leon and Erica Rey combined for five saves and only allowed one goal in the game to help the Aggies secure a four to one victory following a late goal by Aggie freshman Adriana Connor. 

The Aggie men traveled to Kansas for a pair of games Saturday versus Bethany College and Sunday, September  7, versus Central Christian College.  The Aggies, who came into the game undefeated after winning the past four games on the road, dominated the game from the opening whistle. Goals by freshman Ruben Carrasco, Jose Flores and sophomore Lethabo Kedijang helped Murray State lead by three goals at halftime. A second goal by Kedijang to start the second half led to a flurry of goals by freshmen Luis Rodrigues, Lindokuhle Zwane, Nang Khual and sophomore David Mbuyu to secure an eight to zero win for the Aggies.

Murray State College men carried the momentum from their eight goal victory the previous day into their game versus Central Christian College. Goals from Rodrigues, Carrasco and Kedijang in the first 15 minutes of the game helped the Aggies jump out to an early three-goal lead and set the stage for eight different Aggies to each score a goal on their way to an eight-to-one victory.  Scoring additional Aggie goals were freshman Jose Flores, Claudio Tipote, Nang Khual, Ricardo Soto and Moises Mandujano. This win extends the team’s undefeated streak to seven leading into regional play beginning later this week. The pair of high scoring victories this weekend helped propel the Aggies to rank second in the number of assists (29), fifth in the number of goals scored (30) and sixth nationally in the number of shutouts (3) so far this season.

Both Aggie teams return home Wednesday, September 11 as the women begin regional play taking on Redlands Community College at 2 p.m. and the men take on Southwestern College at 12 noon.