Eagle Men's Soccer Sets New Record
DAYTONA BEACH, FL—The
Embry-Riddle men's soccer defeated Johnson & Wales, 16-0 in their
Sun Conference opener Friday night, Sept. 16, at Embry-Riddle Soccer
Stadium. The win will put the 2011 Eagles in the record books as they
broke the single season record for goals in a match, points in a game
and largest margin of victory. The Eagles 16 goal, 46 point performance
Friday night bested the 1996 Eagle squad's 14 goal 38 point match
against Trinity International on Sept. 15, 1996.
dominated by the Eagle men throughout the entire first half. The Eagle
offensive attack was in full force against the Wildcats, firing off 21
shots (11 on goal) on the JWU defense in the first 45 minutes.
first goal for the Blue and Gold came 14 minutes into the match when
senior Michael Donald lofted a corner from the right side of the field
that found two Eagles leaping for a header amongst the Wildcat
defenders. The ball was knocked down, but Ally MacDonald was there to
settle it and get a shot off that got past Hansel De Brito, the Wildcat
keeper. The goal was MacDonald's first of the 2011 season and first as
The Eagles' second goal came in the 25th minute
when a beautiful no look pass from Sam Fairhurst just outside the
18-yard box found Nicklas Petersson. Petersson dribbled around and
Wildcat defender and De Brito for the goal toput the Blue and Gold up,
The third goal for the Eagles came just three minutes later
when a long ball from Donald in the midfield found Anel Coralic in the
on the left side of the field. Coralic ran with the ball through the
Wildcat defense and rifled a shot 25 yards out that beat the keeper in
the top left corner of the net.
Embry-Riddle's fourth goal came
off of another corner kick. This time, Fairhurst lofted the corner from
the left side of the field and found freshman Veit Couturier near the
back post for a header that gave the Eagles a 4-0 lead.
Viktor Gudnason and Fairhurst added two more goals before half to send the Eagles into the locker room with a 6-0 lead.
Eagle offensive assault was pressuring the Wildcat defense right from
the whistle to start the second half. ERAU's first goal of the second
half came from Fairhurst in 56th minute. Fairhurst took a ball from
Donald just outside the 18-yard box and blasted it past the keeper for
his second goal of the night and a 7-0 ERAU lead.
added nine more goals against the Wildcats in the second half. The Eagle
men took 47 shots on the night, 28 were on goal, while the Wildcats
were only able to muster three shots (two on goal).
saw action tonight for the Blue and Gold and eight different players
scored in the contest. Fairhurst, Couturier and Gudnason led the
offensive attack for the Eagles. Fairhurst had three goals and four
assists, Couturier had three goals and an assist, while Gudnason added
four goals himself.
Nine other players recorded points in the
match. Macdonald had two goals and an assist, Donald had three assists,
while Erik Norburg and Petersson each had a goal and an assist.
Nordman scored his first goal as an Eagle and Brian Porter, Jacob
Stevenback and Nils Carlson all picked up their first points in an Eagle
uniform with an assist each.