KWU Men’s Soccer Takes Fourth Straight KCAC Title
KSAL Sports - November 7, 2013 6:03 am
The Kansas Wesleyan Men’s Soccer team had all the pieces fall into place as the Coyotes clinched their fourth consecutive KCAC Regular Season Championship with a 5-0 victory over the Saint Mary Spires on Tuesday night at Salina Stadium.
The win also extended Wesleyan’s KCAC regular season unbeaten streak to 42 matches, as the Coyotes are 39-0-3 during the streak.
Cameron Meeker got the Coyotes on the board early in the match with a goal off a nice assist over the middle of the field from Vlad Neamti.Jeremy Carroll scored back-to-back goals for the Coyotes in the 34th and 36th minutes, the first off an assist from Jesse Lennon.
The Coyotes’ 3-0 lead would hold until the half.
Wesleyan picked up right where they left off in the first half to start the second half as Lennon got off a couple early shots for the Coyotes that were saved by Saint Mary’s Jared Thielke. Meeker would net his second goal of the match in the 52nd minute and two minutes later the Coyotes were in goal again as Lennon scored off an assist from Diego Cocon.
The Coyotes had chances to add additional goals but could not put the ball on frame. Paul Akumbu just missed a goal in the 63rd minute, and Jeremy Carroll just missed a chance at a hat trick as Saint Mary made an incredible team save on a shot in the 75th minute and then Carroll would hit the post in the 77th and a follow shot by Akumbu would miss just wide.
Carroll led the Coyotes with seven shots while Ryan Ingrassia had six as Wesleyan outshot Saint Mary 25-3 in the match.Blessing Ngwa and Alberto Rodriguez would split time in goal for the Coyotes as Rodriguez claimed the only Coyote save of the match.
Wesleyan will face the winner of the match between No. 4 seeded Bethany and No. 5 seeded Ottawa on November 15 at 11 a.m., at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka in the KCAC Tournament Semifinals. The KCAC Tournament Championship is November 16 at 2 p.m. at Hummer with the Tournament Champion earning the KCAC’s automatic berth to the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round.