Soccer Teams Shutout St. Mary at Home
Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 22, 2007) — Both men’s and women’s soccer teams were in action at home on Saturday. And both squads earned impressive victories over St. Mary (Kan.). The women won in the first match of the day 6-0, and the men followed suit defeating St. Mary 5-0. In women’s action midfielder Lizzie Nelson tallied JBU’s first two goals in the ninth and 20th minutes respectively. Freshman Californian Robyn Cluka picked up the assist for the first goal after crossing the ball inside the box to Nelson for the strike past the keeper. For her second goal, Nelson tapped in a header shot after a scramble in the box and several JBU missed opportunities. In the 35th minute freshman Camille Malkiewicz would cross a pass from 25 yards out to freshman Sarah Kidd who would put it away to give JBU the 3-0 lead. Kidd currently leads the team with 18 points on the season including eight goals and two assists. Two minutes into the second half, JBU would strike again when senior defender Alison Boster, who was moved to the forward position for the second half, would draw several defenders into the box and find Cluka undefended for the tap in. Boster would have the favor returned in the 73rd minute when freshman Melinda Gentry would find her in the box for her first goal of the season and second of her career. The sixth goal of the day came after a St. Mary player deflected the ball pass their keeper for an own goal in the 78th minute. St. Mary’s lone scoring opportunity came on a penalty kick which junior Megan Rouse blocked on an incredible diving save. John Brown (5-3, 1-1) returns to the field at home on Wednesday when they take on conference opponent Northwestern Okla. State at 4:00 p.m. ---------------------------------- In men’s action, JBU controlled the tempo from the beginning. After only two minutes of play freshman Caleb Theimer would spot freshman Juan Iraola in the box. Iraola would take the pass and juke several defenders before tapping the shot in for the 1-0 lead. Not be outdone, Theimer would make an impressive tackle just outside the box and take the ball in on a breakaway in the 26th minute for the 2-0 lead. This is where it would stand at half. In the 50th minute, Theimer would once again make his presence felt as he would cross the ball to freshman Gabriel Duarte making a run inside the box. Duarte would go ahead and blast a shot past the keeper for the 3-0 lead. The fourth goal came after junior Sam Grant would get the ball into the box off the corner kick in the 65th minute. Several players would tap the ball around before it landed at the feet of sophomore Carlos Mojica who would strike a low shot past several defenders for the goal. In the 81st minute freshman Jamal Bandeh would take the assist from Jonathan Hagen and shoot from just outside the six yard box for the 5-0 finisher. Spencer Watson, Ryan Helmer, and Kendall Daniel all shared goalkeeper duties for the Golden Eagles. Helmer picked up two saves and Watson one. Up next, John Brown (3-3, 0-1) will host Harding (Ark.) on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.