October 15, 2016
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Master’s University men’s soccer team scored early and often in its 5-1 victory over Arizona Christian University on Saturday in Phoenix, Ariz.
With the win, TMU’s 2016 record improved to 8-4-2 overall and 3-2-1 in Golden State Athletic Conference play.
Zach Klindworth put TMU on the scoreboard first at the 5:19 mark by scoring an unassisted goal.
12 minutes later (17:06), Mustang midfielder Benjamin Tembo also scored an unassisted goal, giving TMU a 2-0 advantage.
At the 21:38 mark, Humphrey Mahowa scored off a Klindworth assist, extending TMU’s lead to 3-0.
Just two minutes later (23:07), Mahowa posted his second goal of the day, this time in unassisted fashion.
The Firestorm’s lone goal came from Luis Tapia at the 72:28 mark.
Finally, with nearly 14 minutes left in the half (76:37), Mustang defender Christopher Logan answered ACU’s goal by scoring TMU’s fourth unassisted goal.
Mahowa paced TMU with seven shots and three shots on goal, while Elijah Paniagua posted four shots and three shots on goal. Notably, Klindworth also fired four shots and two shots on goal. Defensively, Mustang goalkeepers Kyle Cunningham and Casey Phillips each grabbed one save.
Collectively, TMU out-shot the Firestorm 24-10, and eclipsed ACU’s three shots on goal with 14.
“We came out ready to play despite the trip to Arizona and the heat,” commented TMU head coach Jim Rickard. “We scored four goals in the first 23 minutes, but then seemed to lose our precision. We are still happy to get a win against a solid team who is struggling with injuries.”
Now, the Mustangs prepare for their final four matches of the regular-season – three of which will take place on Reese Field.
Next week, TMU hosts a pair of matches against William Jessup on Thursday at 1:00 p.m., and Menlo College on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. On October 26, TMU will play in their final home match of the season when they take on Westmont College at 3:00 p.m. TMU will then compete in its regular-season finale against No. 20 Vanguard University on October 29 at 3:00 p.m. in Costa Mesa.