ROCK HILL, SC— Winthrop men’s soccer had six different goal scorers in a 6-0 victory over Brevard College, Thursday night in the Eagles home opener.
With the victory the Eagles win their seventh straight home opener and remain unbeaten on the year and improve to 5-0-1 while Brevard falls to 2-3.
Winthrop scored three goals in the first 10 minutes as Adam Brundle put the Eagles up 1-0 early on a penalty kick. Brundle had ripped a shot from just outside the 18-yard box that was blocked by the arm of a Tornados defender and a penalty was awarded at the 4:13 mark. It was Brundle’s first goal of the season.
Achille Obougou made it 2-0 in the 7th minute as he was set up heading to goal by a through ball from Josh Choice and as Obougou approached the bouncing ball he chipped the goalkeeper first touch for his third of the season. Patrick Barnes also notched his first of the season with a goal in the 9th minute. A long ball was played into Achille Obougou, who flicked the ball on with his head. The header went right to Max Hasenstab who headed the ball over to Barnes who then took a touch and placed the ball to the low corner near post for the goal.
Hasenstab made it 3-0 in the 11th minute as he took a through pass by Pietro Bottari and slipped a shot on the ground past Heath Turner as the scored held 4-0 at the break.
The Eagles added two more goals in the second half as Jose Mencia netted his second of the season and Max Davidson scored his first collegiate goal. Nick Nova flicked on a pass to Mencia as he took a couple of touches and proceeded to bend the ball around a defender and the goalie into the net from about 20 yards out straight on goal.
The final goal of the match came from Davidson as Choice slipped a pass behind the defense to Sean Comer who then played a square ball to Davidson in front of the goal and he hammered it home one-time from six yards out.
Winthrop finished with a 21-2 advantage in shots and 6-4 advantage in corner kicks. Guilherme Avelar started the game in goal for Winthrop and didn’t make a save as he played the first half. Kevin Duncan combined with Avelar to record the Eagles second shutout of the season. Turner finished the game with five saves for Brevard.