Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 20, 2008) - The John Brown University men’s soccer team posted a 4-1 win over Harris Stowe (Mo.) on Saturday afternoon. Four individual players recorded goals on the day with keeper Spencer Watson earning three saves.
JBU (4-2) struck early posting the first point of the game in the sixth minute after sophomore midfielder Gabriel Duarte scored on a penalty kick after getting fouled in the box on a breakaway. Then at the 11:08 mark junior defender Nick Robbins found sophomore striker Juan Iraola in the box. Iraola went ahead beating the last defender before challenging the keeper one on one and putting it over his head for an impressive finish and the 2-0 lead.
Later in the half, JBU entertained the crowd after sophomore midfielder Jamal Bandeh crossed the ball to sophomore forward Adrian Jasso who drilled it in for the 3-0 lead in the 33rd minute.
Only six minutes later, Bandeh picked up his second assist on the day after finding sophomore Caleb Theimer for the four point cushion heading into the intermission.
In the second half, the Hornets picked up their defense holding JBU scoreless. The Hornets also stopped JBU’s chance for the shutout after scoring their first and only goal in the 60th minute coming from Lucas Alves via Richard Gentry.
“The second half showed the team [Harris Stowe] was good,” said Gustavson. “We didn’t know what to expect from them, but we needed to pick up this win heading to St. Gregory’s next week.”
Overall JBU won the shooting battle 33-9 with a 13-4 shot on goal differential.
As mentioned, JBU heads into conference play next week when they travel to face St. Gregory’s (Okla.) on Saturday at 3 p.m. Currently St. Gregory stands at 2-1.