Rochow Leads Mustangs to Blanking of Warriors
September 8, 2012
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Freshman Austin Rochow scored two second-half goals and The Master’s College men’s soccer team ran away from William Jessup 5-0 Saturday afternoon on Reese Field.
It was the third consecutive win for the Mustangs who lifted their record over the .500 mark (3-2) for the first time in 2012. Meanwhile, the Warriors fell to 2-4.
Rochow, who tallied his first collegiate goal in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Bethesda, tacked on two more against the Warriors, tying him with Zach Egeler for the team lead. The Canyon High School product was around the net all afternoon long, firing off five shots, including three on goal.
He had plenty of help, though, as three of his teammates scored in a dominant first half for the Mustangs. Junior midfielder Kevin Scheunemann put the Mustangs on the board at the 17:44 mark, taking a pass from freshman Vini Barauna and putting it by Warrior goalie Tim Rusher for his second goal of the season.
Less than 10 minutes later (27:39), Barauna, who leads the club with three assists, got in on the goal-scoring action, tallying his first collegiate goal for a 2-0 lead.
Then, with time ticking down in the opening half, sophomore Jamison Kropilak made it a three-goal advantage, scoring off an Austin Michelson pass with 3:50 remaining before the break.
Besides a 3-0 advantage, a 13-1 shot advantage highlighted the Mustangs’s dominant play.
There was more of the same in the second half as the Mustangs outshot the Warriors 10-0 with Rochow’s goals capping things off. The first came in unassisted fashion at the 59:20 mark while freshman Joey Mikulas fed Rochow for the match’s final tally with 4:52 remaining to play.
With all of the offensive fireworks and a defense that limited the Warriors to just one shot on goal, it would have been easy to overlook goalie Andrew Bussell. But, the senior and third-year starter registered his second consecutive shutout, having to make just one save.
With three straight wins under their belt, the Mustangs will go in search of another victory when they travel to Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday