Men's Soccer Defeats Fresno State in Opening Round of Nike Goal Rush Classic, 2-0
FRESNO, CA-The Marshall University men's soccer team (2-1-0) defeated Fresno State University (2-1-0) 2-0 in the opening round of the Nike Goal Rush Classic in Fresno, CA, last night. Goalkeeper Jeremy Williams (Fr., Wheelersburg, OH) recorded his first career shutout and forward Byron Carmichael (Jr., Lumberton, NJ) scored two goals for the Herd.
"It was a great road win for our team," head coach Bob Gray said. "Jeremy did an outstanding job in goal to record his first career shutout. Due to injuries, he had to start, and he responded tremendously. We now have the opportunity to go out on Sunday and win the tournament."
Carmichael scored the game-winning goal in the 39th minute when he took a pass from Rob Clouse (Fr., Powell, OH) and shot it past the keeper. Carmichael put the finishing touches on the victory with a breakaway goal in the 64th minute. Williams made nine saves in the shutout.
Fresno State outshot Marshall, 18-11.
Marshall will take on Cal State-Northridge at 4:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, September 9, in the championship game. CS-Northridge defeated Evansville, 1-0, in a match earlier in the day. The next home game for the Herd is Wednesday, September 19, at 4:00 p.m. against Liberty.