The win against Murray State moved the Raiders to 5-0-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference play. The first goal came after 33 minutes when Joe Keeley scored after receiving a pass from Haydn Jones. Keeley cut the ball inside on his right foot, and scored from outside the eighteen. Twelve minutes later, Issac McCay put one in the net and was assisted by Scott Close. The last two goals in the first half were scored by Harrison Sikes coming in the 35th minute and the 43rd minute while being assisted by Jarret Wingfield and Scott Close.
The Raiders continued to take it to Murray State by finishing the game with two goals in the last minute of the game. Jacob Rector scored after receiving a pass from Will Allen with 21 seconds left in the game. Brian Allen moved the score to 6-0 with 1 second left in the game when he took a pass from Jacob Rector and buried it into the net.
Aidan Wright played all 90 minutes and finished the game with 3 saves. Coach Martin commented on the game, “It was a good showing after having a week from our last game. The boys moved the ball around and created good scoring chances. Overall, I’m happy with the result.”
The Rose State Raiders take to the field again against Murray State on September 20th in their second conference game in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
By: Trevor Harmon
Men’s Assistant Soccer Coach