The Western Mustang soccer crew is alone on the high of the OUA standings. And now they’ve some room to spare.
The Mustangs went into University Stadium in Waterloo on Saturday and beat the four-zero Laurier Golden Hawks 29-13 to stay the one unbeaten crew within the OUA.
In truth, Western is the one crew within the nation with a 6-zero document.
It took their most spectacular effort on the bottom, coupled with a bend-not-break move protection to make it occur.
Western completed the sport with 361 yards speeding, led by quarterback Chris Merchant, who ran for 143 of these yards on simply 11 makes an attempt. The Mustangs solely went to the air 16 occasions within the sport.
On the opposite facet of the ball, Western’s protection was capable of enable star Golden Hawks’ receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. 18 catches for 174 yards, however stored him out of the top zone all afternoon.
In truth, the one Laurier participant to cross the objective line was third-yr receiver Daniel Bennett.
Mustang working again Cedric Joseph scored each Western touchdowns as half of an 80-yard day. All-Canadian working again Alex Taylor piled up 124 yards.
While the Mustang offensive line was opening holes, Western continued the success they’ve had utilizing a rotation on their defensive position.
Defensive sort out Jimmy Hawley summed up how massive the victory was following the sport, saying, “We’ve been boiling on this for a long time now… coach Gleason, credit to him, coach Marshall and all the coaches for getting us prepared. We had a bunch of different packages, you could see different guys subbing in almost every down.”
Jordan Beaulieu led Western with seven solo tackles.
Mustang head coach Greg Marshall was complimentary of his crew’s play.
“That’s round one. If we’re going to win a championship we’ve got to do it again and if it’s not [against Laurier] then it’ll be another good team. Our guys responded, it was a good challenge, they’re a good football team.”
Perhaps probably the most underrated half of that crew is the man with the golden boot. After going six-for-six every week in the past towards Queens, kicker Marc Liegghio stored his streak of area objectives alive with a 5-for-5 day.
Next up for the Mustangs is a sport at dwelling to the Carleton Ravens on Friday, Oct. 6 at TD Stadium.
Carleton is coming off a thriller within the Panda sport towards the Ottawa U Gee Gees on Saturday, that noticed the Ravens win 33-30 in double additional time.
Carleton is 2-three on the season.
Following that sport, Western can have a bye week earlier than internet hosting the Gee Gees of their closing sport of the common season.
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