Men's Soccer Gains Third Consecutive Shutout with 2-0 Victory over Robert Morris
Huntington, W.Va.-The Marshall University men’s soccer team claimed their third straight victory by defeating Robert Morris University 2-0 in action at Sam Hood Field. The win improves the Thundering Herd’s record to 3-2 while Robert Morris drops to 2-3-1. Marshall played with a two-man advantage for 60 minutes after two RMU players were ejected after the first Marshall goal.
“We were happy to get the win today,” head coach Bob Gray said. “Their players got frustrated early and it ended up costing them when the two got ejected. We did not take full advantage of the situation, but we still were able to get our third straight victory.”
Byron Carmichael opened the scoring for Marshall when he took a cross from Robert Ngumire and headed the ball into the empty net to give MU a 1-0 lead. Jared Dombrowski also added an assist on the play. The goal for Carmichael gives him 104 points for his career and he now trails the current career leader, Andy Zulauf, by only one (105).
Following the score, two RMU players were ejected for arguing with the referee.
Playing with a two-man advantage, Marshall was able to control the game the rest of the way. The Colonials were unable to mount any serious scoring attacks as they were out-shot by Marshall 36-10.
Paul Dirou put the finishing touches on the Marshall victory when he headed a pass from Dombrowski into the back of the net.
Matt Salmon recorded two saves and earned the victory in goal. Mike Ozdinec made 11 saves in goal for the Colonials.
Marshall will now move on to face Coastal Carolina University at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, at the University of Kentucky Invitational.