Cole Brothers Net Three, JBU Pounds Dallas Christian 9-0
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (September 22, 2012) - Eight different players scored a goal while Matt Henry's two-save shutout paced the Golden Eagles to an overwhelming 9-0 win over Dallas Christian (Texas) today at Alumni Field.
Henry, making his first appearance of the season, answered the call when needed as the sophomore collected two saves on three DCC (1-5-1) shots for the shutout win.
Cameron and Cory Cole, brothers from Colorado, each netted their first career goals in the second half.
"I feel so thankful to God and the guys who fought hard to make it happen," admitted Cameron, whose first career goal in the second half gave JBU a 6-0 advantage. "Today was a big confidence booster for all of us, especially heading into the conference part of our schedule."
Ryan Duncan opened the scoring for the Golden Eagles when the midfielder headed in a Martin Gonzalez corner kick with authority. The Blue and Gold weren't finished there, however, as Gonzalez put on the board a strike of his own, doubling JBU's lead to 2-0. Zari Prescod earned the assist.
What was perhaps the strike of the afternoon, Eli Simonsen's bullet from approximately 25 yards out found the upper right corner as John Brown took a commanding 3-0 lead in the 29th minute.
Before the half ended, Prescod cleaned up Duncan's header by burying the rebound as JBU took the 4-0 lead into the half.
Cory struck twice in the second half, first in the 54 minute before adding a second marker in the 78th minute which closed out the offensive output for John Brown.
"I was really happy to get into today's match," admitted Cory. "Scoring twice felt great. Cameron and Darwin (Silva) each set me up wonderfully."
Silva and Brandon Sikes each found the goal column for the first time this season to complete the scoring for John Brown.
"It's always good to score a lot of goals and get a lot of guys playing time," head coach John Miglarese admitted of the match against National Christian College Athletic Association-affiliated Dallas Christian. "I was especially excited to see Cameron (Cole) score today. He's battled back after a long absence due to injury.
"We now have a week to prepare for conference play. It certainly won't be this easy against OBU, but we will always take goals when we can."
The Golden Eagles (4-2-1) will now rest and prepare to host Oklahoma Baptist next Saturday (Sept. 29) at Alumni Field. Kick-off is slated for 3:00 p.m.