Men's Soccer Delivers 6-0 Victory Over Welch

Men's Soccer Delivers 6-0 Victory Over Welch

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men's soccer team redeemed itself with a 6-0 victory over Welch College on Saturday, Oct. 12. 

After losing Thursday evening, the men's soccer team came back to the field today with exciting energy for Senior Day.

Junior midfielder Hunter Holdiness opened up the first scoring opportunity at 41:43 with an assisted goal by Blake Pilgrim.

Within three minutes, Joshua Frankenstein, assisted by Pilgrim, scored his first goal and Pilgrim's second assist to put the W head of Welch 2-0.

Coming back from halftime, it took the teams awhile to get into a groove, but at 72:46, junior Kyle Rodriguez connected with the ball to score his first goal of the game.

Continuing with the same momentum, Michael Ledbetter scored with an assist by Bradford Clarke to move ahead 4-0.

The Owls were on the move and just three minutes later, Brayan Resendiz found an opening and surpassed Welch's goalkeeper to score for the W.

Resendiz repeated the feat at the game's 81:20 mark as he assisted Senior Jacob Thomas with The W's last goal of the game.

During senior day, Thomas was a leader and led the Owls offensively with 3 shots, 2 on goal, and 1 goal scored. Other contributing seniors were Nikola Srzic with 1 shot and 1 on goal, and Clarke with 1 shot, 1 on goal and 1 assist.

In front of the goal, junior Selvin Lopez and freshman David McCutchen split the 90 minutes.

In the first half, Lopez collected one save and one shot on goal.

McCutchen, in his first season, collected two saves and two shots on goal.

The W is now sitting at a 4-7-3 record and seeking to extend wins as they travel to Texas Oct. 18 to take on Arlington Baptist and Oct. 26 as they host Arlington Baptist at 11 am at the Columbus soccer complex.

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