San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word scored a goal in the first two minutes of the game, then scored three over the last 30 minutes to put the game away as the Cardinals defeated St. Mary’s University, 4-0, in Heartland Conference men’s soccer action Wednesday night at Benson Stadium.
Just 1:51 into the contest Jason Cunliffe took a cross from Tom Morrill and found the back of the net near the post to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. That was where the score would stay for the next 58 minutes. From there the Cardinals put away what had been a close contest with three goals over the final 30 minutes of action.
UIW outshot the Rattlers 25-4 in the game. Brett Collier (Sr., Schertz) tried to keep the Rattlers in the game, making eight saves.
With the loss, St. Mary’s fell to 4-6-1 overall and 2-2-1 in Heartland Conference play. Incarnate Word improved to 6-3-3, 4-0-0. The Rattlers will return to action on Friday, when they head north to Austin to face St. Edward’s University in a Heartland Conference matchup at 4 p.m.
St. Mary’s (Texas) (4-6-1, 2-2-1) vs. Incarnate Word (6-3-3, 4-0-0)
Date: Oct 14, 2009 Attendance: 823
Weather: Warm and clear skies
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
St. Mary’s (Texas).. 0 0 – 0
Incarnate Word…… 1 3 – 4
1. 1:51 UIW Jason Cunliffe (Tom Morrill) – Morrill crosses nearside and Cunliffe shoots it inside near post
2. 60:43 UIW Michael Langford (Jason Cunliffe) – Free kick opportunity from 20 yards out beats GK far post
3. 79:26 UIW Ian Ankney (Callum Riley) – Ankney gets pass back from Riley and puts it under the crossbar
4. 84:20 UIW Zack Knight (1) (Demond King) – Knight buries cross in front of the net by King
Shots: St. Mary’s (Texas) 4, Incarnate Word 25
Saves: St. Mary’s (Texas) 8 (Brett Collier 8), Incarnate Word 1 (Ryan Eschenburg 1)