The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s soccer team secured a win against the St. Vincent College Bearcats Saturday at 1 p.m. with a final score of 4-1.
The Barons started off strong by scoring in the first minute of the game. Freshman forward Jonathan Schriner led the charge and kicked in the goal.
Both the St. Vincent College Bearcats and the Franciscan Barons fought hard after that to keep the score constant for the remainder of the first half.
The next goal for Franciscan was shot in the second half by graduate student midfield Sebastian Koehler, making the score 2-0.
Shortly after, senior midfield Nick Miller was able to secure another goal while taking a penalty kick, giving the Barons a three-point lead.
After this, St. Vincent struck back with a goal only a few minutes later, leaving the score at 3-1.
After a few substitutions for the Barons, Miller scored Franciscan’s final goal, leaving the game at 4-1.
After Miller’s goal, neither team was able to score. Brent Ridenour, head soccer coach, took this chance to substitute players so they would have a chance to play in the game as well.
At the end of the game, Ridenour said, “I am pleased at how well we came out to start the game today and (how we) scored in the first few minutes. St. Vincent is a good team, especially defensively, and to get that early goal was a big part of our success today.”
The Barons were excited about the win, although freshman midfield Andrew Angsten said he “likes it when we can keep them from scoring any points.”
The next home game for the Barons will be on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.