No. 5 Mustangs earn 4-1 victory over Newman

Goals by four different Mustangs lifted the No. 5 Midwestern State men's soccer team to their sixth-straight win Sunday afternoon in a 4-1 victory over Newman (Kan.).

After a delayed start due to weather in the area and heavy rain falling through a majority of the contest, the Midwestern State (6-0-0) offense battled through the rough playing conditions to record their fourth four-plus goal performance of the season.

After senior forward Albert Rodriguez placed the first shot on goal for the Mustangs in the 34th minute, Midwestern State went on top 1-0 less than one minute later with a strike from junior midfielder Flavio Guzman. Following a corner kick from senior midfielder Juan Farres just seconds earlier, Guzman took control of a loose ball at the top of the box before sending a shot just inside the left post and out of reach of Newman goalkeeper Calum Dillon (2-3-1) for a 1-0 halftime score.

Out of the break, the Mustangs offense began to click as junior midfielder Leon Taylor fired a bullet from the top of the box to extend the MSU advantage to 2-0 less than two minutes into the second period.

Rodriguez added to the Mustangs lead 90 seconds later with his team-leading sixth goal of the season, receiving a ball from junior midfielder Gabriel Cavalcante before weaving through the Newman (2-3-1) defense and getting past Dillon for a shot inside the six-yard box to make it 3-0.

Junior forward Garvin Samaroo put the Mustangs in full control with a goal in the 74th minute for a 4-0 contest. A shot from junior midfielder Kyle Baccus deflected off the hands of Dillon before Samaroo collected the ball on the left side of the six-yard box to tap it in for his second score of the season.

The Jets denied junior goalkeeper Noah Fazekas (6-0-0) and the Mustangs a chance for their third-straight shutout with a goal from Victor Rojas in the 80th minute.

Midwestern led 17-12 in shots, placing seven shots on target compared to just four for the Jets. Rodriguez led the Mustangs with four shots and two on goal.

The Mustangs will make their first true road trip of the season, beginning Friday with a 4 p.m.  contest against No. 15 St. Edward's in Austin. Midwestern will conclude the weekend with a trip to San Antonio to take on St. Mary's in a 1 p.m. match Sunday.