By Andrew Preston
The Trojan soccer team 2-3-1 (1-1-1) beat new Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) opponent Malone University 3-0 Thursday night at the Trojans soccer complex.
The Trojans scored first behind a goal from senior Baylor McKay, assisted by Luis Vital at the 28:03 mark in the first half.
Just over a minute later (29:19) the Trojans tallied their second goal of the half after Jeremiah Wright beat Pioneer goalie Cody Hilty. The goal was assisted by Frank Down.
The second half belonged to the Trojans and Wright.
The final goal of the evening was put past Hilty at 87:20, scored by Danny Martinez from Wright.
Wright was dominant in his play, creating several opportunities and eventually hooking up his fellow senior Danny Martinez for the goal. Wright scored one goal and assisted on another.
Wright created five of the Trojans 25 total shots in the game. The Trojans put 10 of their shots on goal.
Freshman Trojan goalie, Tyler Delgado delivered his first career shutout for the team. He faced a total of six Malone shots only seeing two get on goal. Delgado had to make one save.
Tonight’s victory was the first home win for the Trojans this season.
The Trojans remain at home for the week as their next match is scheduled for September 22nd against G-MAC rival Alderson Broaddus University.