Capital Cruises to Non-League Victory
COLUMBUS – The Capital University men's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to four matches Friday, knocking off Defiance 2-0 in a non-conference contest at Bernlohr Stadium.
Sophomore R.G. Florey (Westerville, Ohio) tied for the team lead with his fourth goal of the year in the 27th minute to give the Crusaders (4-2-1 overall) all the lead they would need. Florey took a great centering pass and, after a deflection by the keeper, put home the rebound in the top left corner.
Junior Nick Eley (Pickerington, Ohio) added an insurance goal in the 57th, taking a deflection off a Defiance defender and finishing past the keeper.
Junior goalkeeper Dylan Beck (Wharton, Ohio) recorded his second shutout in as many games, registering one save en route.
Capital held the Yellow Jackets (0-6) to eight shots while attempting 18 of its own. The Crusaders also held a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Capital has seven days off before returning to action Saturday, Sept. 22, against defending NCAA Division III champion Ohio Wesleyan. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Bernlohr Stadium.