MORRISTOWN, N.J. - The Gallaudet University men's soccer team picked up its second win and first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win this season here Friday in an impressive victory, 8-1, over College of Saint Elizabeth.
The Bison (2-5-1, 1-2-1 NEAC) outshot the Eagles 26-13 and demonstrated their offensive potential as five different Bison found the back of the net.
GU was led by junior midfielder Angel Ortiz (New York, N.Y.), who scored two goals, including the game-winning goal, and added two assists.
Redshirt freshman Brian Espanto (San Antnio, Texas) struck first for the Bison in the 20th minute when he took advantage of an Eagles turnover. For the rest of the game, Gallaudet refused to lessen the pressure as it outshot St. Elizabeth (1-6, 0-3 NEAC) in both halves.
Just before the end of the half, Ortiz seized an opportunity to widen the gap when he scored off of a penalty kick which would hold as the game-winning goal.
Junior forward Tim Artinian (Henrietta, N.Y.) capitalized off a rebound for his first goal of the season in the 43rd minute. The Bison took a 3-0 lead into halftime.
GU maintained control throughout the second half scoring five more goals.
While Espanto (two goals) and Artinian (two goals) both found the back of the net once more for the Bison, it was Ortiz who capitalized with a highlight-reel goal from 40 yards out.
Freshman forward Roel Gutierrez (Austin, Texas) and junior forward Sean Huber (Orange Calif.) added their names to the scoresheet with goals in the 57th and 78th minute, respectively. Huber's goal was the first in a Bison uniform.
Leandro Suarez was the lone goal scorer for the Eagles as he scored in the 65th minute to cut the Bison lead to six, 7-1.
- Freshman goalie Noah Means-Simonsen (Louisville, K.Y.) made four saves
- This was the first time more than three Bison scored in a game this season
- This was the Bison's largest victory since Oct. 26, 2005, when they defeated Washington Bible, 12-0, at home
- This is the most goals the Bison have scored under Head Coach Pedro Braz
Gallaudet heads back home and will host Penn College (2-4, 1-1 NEAC) at Hotchkiss Field on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m.to