Marshall men shut out Mastodons
HUNTINGTON — Marshall University goalkeepers Paulo Pita and Ben Martinez combined to blank Purdue Fort Wayne in a 3-0 men’s soccer victory Tuesday.
Pita recorded five saves before leaving the Hoops Family Field turf at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex with about 22 minutes remaining. Martinez played the rest and didn’t face any shots on goal.
Marshall’s non-conference victory left the Herd with a 4-5-2 season record. The Mastodons are 6-6-1.
Jamil Roberts put Marshall on the scoreboard in the 18th minute with his second goal of the season, a header into the net on a deep crossing pass from Jan-Erik Leinhos. Three minutes later J.P. Rylah knocked in his own rebound for his third goal this season that put Marshall up, 2-0.
Pedro Dolabella finished the scoring six seconds before halftime. Dolabella’s first goal of the season was a header off a pass from the right side by Leinhos.
Marshall’s next match is 7 p.m. Saturday at No. 5 University of Kentucky.
BRIDGEPORT, WVa. — Marshall moved up one spot Tuesday into a tie for 12th place in the conclusion of the Mountaineer Invitational men’s golf tournament at Pete Dye Golf Club.
West Virginia University was first in the 14-team tournament with a 54-hole score of 2-overpar 866. Davidson (877) finished second and Eastern Kentucky (889). Marshall shot 62-over 926. WVU’s Max Sear won the individual title at 6-under 210, one stroke ahead of Matt Naumec from Boston College and two better than Jack Lang of Davidson.
Marshall’s top finisher was Cole Moore (78-72-76 — 226) in a tie for 21st. Thomas Frazier (84-71-73 — 228), Kyle Mitchell (79-76-76 — 231), Matt Hoffman (80-84-81 — 245) and Cameron Root (83-81-83 — 247) completed the Thundering Herd lineup.