Needing only 37 seconds to score its first goal, the Centre College men's soccer team added two more in the first half en-route to a 3-1 win over the College of Mount St. Joseph Friday, Sept. 17 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The win, which is the fourth straight for the Colonels after a season-opening loss, ups their record to 4-1, while the Lions fall to 0-5-1 on the season.
Sophomore Josh Settle (Bowling Green, Ky.) found the back of the net only 37 seconds into the match off an assist from junior Brian Fay (New York, N.Y.) to give Centre an early 1-0 lead. The goal was Settle's fourth of the year already while Fay notched his first assist in 2010.
About eight minutes later, junior Ben Van Nevel (Louisville, Ky.) added to the lead with his first score of the season off an assist from sophomore Ryan Garvey (Louisville, Ky.).
Mount St. Joseph scored its lone goal at the end of the first half as both teams went scoreless in the second period.
Garvey then tallied his fourth goal of the season at the 34:18 mark to put the Colonels ahead 3-0. Freshman Robbie Tarver (Houston, Texas) had the assist, his third of the season.
"I thought we were off to a good start with Settle hitting the first goal just 37 seconds into the game, but the game became very pedestrian after that and we spent the whole night reacting to everything," Centre head coach Jeb Burch said.
"Our team mentality really showed when we gave up a goal with everyone standing around."
Centre out-shot the Lions 22-16 on the night and had a 6-2 edge in corner kicks. Junior Chris Jackson (Oxford, Ohio) earned the win in goal for the Colonels. Jackson stopped five of the six shots he faced in the win.
"The bottom line is that we have won on the road. I expect us to take what we can from this game and move forward into tomorrow's match," Burch added.
Centre will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 18 with a road contest against Wilmington College. Start time is set for 3 p.m. in Wilmington, Ohio.