Men's Soccer opens Williams Classic with win over Franciscan, 2-0

Men's Soccer opens Williams Classic with win over Franciscan, 2-0

Andrew Woodley, Sports Information Director

BETHANY, W.Va. (Sept. 9) - The Bison used a pair of first-half goals to claim a 2-0 win over Franciscan Saturday afternoon at the Fuzzy Williams Memorial Classic held at Hoag Field.

THE MATCHUP

  • Final: Bethany 2, Franciscan 0 (Box Score)
  • Records: Bethany 3-1, Franciscan 2-1
  • Location: Hoag Field | Bethany, West Virginia

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Bison scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 22nd-minute when freshman Luis Arteaga (Pachuca, Mexico/Leonardo Bravo) redirected a pass from freshman Jose Lujan (Madrid, Spain/Punta Galea) over the Franciscan goalkeeper's head and into the back of the net.
  • Sophomore Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed (Arlington, Va./Fishburne Academy) added the insurance marker in the 36th-minute when he took a lead pass from Lujan and finished a breakaway goal to make the score 2-0.
  • The Bethany defense limited Franciscan to only one second half shot and earned the win.

MATCH NOTES

  • Freshman Torbin Grether finished the afternoon with four saves, including a spectaular save early in the match that kept the game scoreless, to earn his first-career shutout.
  • Both teams attempted 10 shots, with Franciscan holding a 7-to-3 edge in corner kicks. 

UP NEXT

  • The Bison are back on the Hoag Field pitch tomorrow, Sunday, September 10 when they take on Wilson College in a non-conference match at 3:30 p.m.
  • Live statistics for the match, and all Fuzzy Williams Memorial matches can be found here.
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