By Spencer Kirksey
Two minutes is all it took for the men’s soccer team to see the ball crash into the back of the Ohio Northern University net.
The opening goal by Junior Brian Schaefer was the first of many for the 22nd ranked Battling Bishops. “I think it definitely relieved a lot of pressure. We have been struggling to score early all year.” Said Schaefer.
A shift of momentum in favor of the Polar Bears followed Schaefer’s goal. Ohio Northern Senior Keegan Ross attempted to tie the game with a decent shot that was saved by Ohio Wesleyan Senior goalie Colin Beemiller.
“Jay always says that in every game there will be momentum switches and we just have to get through those and that’s what we did…” explained Beemiller, referring to Coach Jay Martin.
OWU finished the first half with a 1-0 lead on nine shot attempts.
Contrary to the nights cool weather, the Bishops came out on fire, scoring three goals that were all within 15 minutes of each other.
Freshman Jeremy Brown added the final goal in the eighty-eighth minute.
“Finally scoring felt great, especially in such a big game for our team” said Brown. The fifth and final goal would give OWU a 5-1 win over a tough ONU opposition.
Brown said a win feels good but such a dominate win over such a good team always feels better.
The win snapped a two game winless streak for the Bishops.
OWU will look to build on that win in upcoming games against Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday, Sept. 20 and at home against Hanover University on Wednesday, Sept. 24.