Sept. 19, 2010
VIDEO: Game Highlights
The Air Force men's soccer team used three first half goals and a staunch defense to snap a three-game losing streak by defeating Oral Roberts, 4-0, Sunday afternoon at a sunny Cadet Soccer Stadium. The Falcons improved to 2-4 with the victory, while the Golden Eagles fell to 2-5.
The Falcons pounced on ORU early, taking a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute when sophomore Kevin Durr took a pass from fellow sophomore Zane Dydasco, touched the ball past a Golden Eagle defender a placed a shot from 18 yards past Oral Roberts goalie Andrew Techanchuk to the far post.
Junior Ben Chavez made it 2-0 in the 21st minute after teammate Kyle Moses forced Techanchuk to misplay a clearing pass that went right to Chavez, who put a shot into the upper right corner from 16 yards out before Techanchuk could recover.
Moses then got on the board himself in the 36th minute when he took a centering pass from freshman Brian Klazura, turned around with the ball and fired a rocket from 25 yards out that cleanly beat Techanchuk.
Klazura notched his first career goal in the 68th minute, taking a pass from junior Kyle Cressy after an ORU turnover and putting it top shelf.
The Falcons, who did not score a goal during their three-game skid, outshot Oral Roberts 11-2 in the first half and 19-11 for the game. The Golden Eagles had five shots on goal in the game, while Air Force's four goals were its only shots on goal.
AFA's starting goalie, sophomore Matt Underwood, made two saves before leaving the game after Klazura's goal. Senior Patrick Gould took over and, just over a minute later, saved a penalty kick off the foot of ORU's Jarrett Hamilton. It was one of three saves for Gould.
The Falcons travel to the West Coast next weekend for a pair of games in California. Air Force will play at UC Riverside on Friday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m., then at Cal State Northridge on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m.