Marshall men’s soccer collects first win as ranked team

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Freshman defender Jan-Erik Leinhos handles the ball across midfield in a Marshall home match in 2018.

In their first game as a ranked team, Marshall men’s soccer team flexed their offensive muscles by putting up four goals against the University of Loyola Marymount.

“It was a really crazy match,” Head Coach Chris Grassie said per Herdzone. “A definite game of two halves. We dominated the first half with three nice goals. Then in the second half, the match became very physical and there were a lot of heavy challenges and restarts we had to deal with.”

The first goal for Marshall came early when junior Pedro Dolabella headed a ball in the back of the net in the 19th minute. Dolabella also assisted on the Herd’s next goal, which was kicked in by junior Jamil Roberts in just the 22nd minute. Just three minutes later, the Herd got its third goal of the half when redshirt freshman Milo Yosef found the back of the net, putting Marshall up 3-0.

In the second half, Loyola snatched a goal off a penalty kick in the 64th minute. Marshall answered back with another goal in the 84th minute when Yosef found the back of the net for his second goal of the game.

Marshall improves to 9-1-2 on the season and remains at 3-0-1 in conference play.

Marshall will take on San Diego State this Friday, Oct. 18 at San Diego. Marshall will return home for senior night Sunday, Nov. 3 when they take on No. 16 Kentucky.

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