|Mustangs Score, Down Hawks|
For the first time in 2010, The Masterís College menís soccer team scored more than one goal in a match and it translated into the 22nd-ranked Mustangsí first win of the season, a tidy 3-1 win over Holy Names Saturday afternoon in Oakland.
Having scored just two goals in their first three matches (a loss and two ties), the Mustangs were driven to produce on offense and they did so early when senior David Myers tallied off a Joel Peluffo assist with just 4:19 gone.
However, the Hawks knotted things up just under 17 minutes later when Doug Alves sent one past Mustang goalie Andrew Bussell. But, that was the last time the sophomore keeper let anything get by him over the final 68-plus minutes.
It took a while for the Mustangs to take a cue from their goalie but in the gameís 58th minute (57:08), senior midfielder Andrew Totaro took a feed from Josh Hoeft and pushed the ball into the net for the go-ahead score.
Just over 11 minutes later, the Mustangs added some much-needed insurance when senior forward Andrew Scheck made it 3-1 after taking a pass from Totaro.
The Mustangs were very efficient with their six shots on goal, converting half of them while limiting the Hawks to 1-4.
Bussell made three saves en route to his first collegiate win.
After six days off, the Mustangs return to action next Friday when they host Southwestern of Arizona on the first day of the TMC Soccer Tournament.