Blue Knights top Shepherd in men’s soccer

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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. – The Urbana University men’s soccer team blitzed Shepherd with 40 shots and 16 shots on goal during a 5-0 victory on Wednesday. It was the second time this season that four different Blue Knights scored in one game. A season-high five players registered an assist.

Urbana picked up a league win in the process and improved to 3-2-0 against Mountain East Conference foes, while improving to 5-2-1 overall. Shepherd dropped to 1-7 (0-5) on the year.

Thibaut Bourrier scored twice in a span of 34 seconds to put UU ahead 2-0 in the 29th minute. He leads Urbana with six goals in his first year as a Blue Knight, and registered his second multi-goal performance . Harry Tamplin assisted on the first goal and Lewis Dunne provided an assist on the second score.

Then, Dunne found the back of the net in the 42nd minute off a Raphael Northoff assist to give UU a comfortable 3-0 halftime lead.

UU outshot the host Rams 21-0 during the first 45 minutes and 19-2 in the second half.

Mitchel Kayalar put through his first career goal in the 69th minute and became the fifth Urbana newcomer to score this season, putting Urbana ahead 4-0. Lars Blenckers recorded his first assist, while Jake Wischmeier was also credited with an assist on the play.

In the final minute, Jordan Coxall scored to give Urbana the 5-0 triumph as Dunne registered his team-leading third assist in 2016.

The UU defense and midfield suffocated any Shepherd attack. Goalkeeper Nathan Jones did not face a shot until the second half, and teammate Marcus Fallenbeck took over in the 69th minute and also only faced one shot.

A combined total of 27 fouls and five cautions were handed out during the match.

Urbana returns to action at home this weekend against Wheeling Jesuit (4-4, 2-2). Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. following the women’s matchup.

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