Men’s soccer snaps winless streak

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In what was a game filled with constant rain showers, Marshall University’s men’s soccer team defeated Shawnee State University 3-0 Tuesday at Hoops Family Field.

Marshall head coach Bob Gray said the weather played a factor in the game.

“The condition obviously changed the game a little bit for both teams,” Gray said.

However, Gray said his team was able to execute despite the weather.

With the win, the Herd moves to 5-8-1 (0-5-1 C-USA) and snaps its eight-game winless streak. Marshall was 0-7-1 in its last eight games.

“I’m happy to get the win,” Gray said. “It’s been a while snice we tasted a victory.”

Senior Jack Hopkins, who scored his first goal of the season for Marshall, said he was anxious to finally get on the scoreboard.

“I kind of did a shot-fake and went around and scored,” Hopkins said.

Hopkins said he looks forward to the Herd’s next game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which is his hometown team.

“This is biggest game of the year to me,” Hopkins said. “I play the best against UAB because I grew up playing with a lot of their players.”

The Herd faces the Blazers at 7 p.m. Saturday on the team’s senior night at Hoops Family Field in Huntington.

Imani Spradley can be contacted at [email protected]