Raiders dominate in 6-0 thrashing of Murray State

Alex Roberts

Assistant Editor —


Men's Soccer vs. Murray State

RSC forward Harrison Silkes dribbles ball past Murray State defender in 6-0 win on Sept. 13

The RSC men’s soccer team dominated in their home game vs. the Murray State College Aggies on Sept. 13, improving their record to 5-1-0.

The Raiders played well right from the start. They maintained good possession and kept the ball on their opponent’s side of the field for most of the first half.

In the 12th minute, Raiders midfielder Joe Keeley scored the game’s first goal. Later in the first half, Raiders midfielder Issac McCay scored a goal of his own, giving the home team a 2-0 lead.

In the 27th and 33rd minutes, Raiders forward Cesar Aguirre had chances to score from inside the penalty box, but both of his shots were saved by the Aggies’ goalkeeper.

Before halftime, in the 35th and 42nd minutes, Raiders forward Harrison Sikes doubled the team’s lead by scoring two impressive goals of his own.

The Raiders had a 4-0 lead and complete control of the game. Raiders coach Billy Martin did not have much advice for his team except he wanted them to not get lazy, since it was a conference game.

“I don’t want to see people letting up,” Martin told his squad.

In the second half, the Aggies played better defense, but the Raiders also laid back a little bit.

In the 83rd minute, Sikes had a chance to score a third goal, giving himself a hat trick, but his shot at glory was denied by the Aggies goalkeeper.

In the closing minutes of the game, the Raiders scored twice more, increasing their goal count to six.

In the 89th minute, forward Jacob Rector scored, and as time expired, defender Bryan Garay took a long shot that bounced off the post and into the goal.

Martin said he was impressed with both his team’s offense and defense, especially with a shutout win vs. a conference opponent.

“Our defense is getting better and better every week,” Martin said.


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