KENOSHA, Wis. – Carthage College's offense was in sync from the opening faceoff and scored nine first half goals before defeating Concordia University Wisconsin, 12-4, on Saturday afternoon at Art Keller Field.
Statistics were even across the box score, however, the Red Men's Ryan Smith played a major role in the outcome. The goalkeeper made 12 saves and Carthage was able to score early and often in the non-conference matchup.
Carthage scored the opening two goals of the game before senior Derek Brueske (Hopkins, Minn.) added a marker for the Falcons. Over the next 17 minutes and 34 seconds the Red Men scored seven unanswered goals to put the game seemingly out of reach. Each team would find the back of the net three times in the second half, including a man-up tally on each side.
In all, four different Falcons found the back of the net once, while junior Zachary Foster (Calgary, Alberta) and junior Matt Garvey (Winnipeg, Manitoba) each had an assist. Junior Mark Wilson (Calgary, Alberta) led the team with four ground balls and four caused turnovers. Junior Danny Bundra (Lake Zurich, Ill.) won 8-of-19 faceoffs.
Jared Ferrell and Dylan Harris each had a hat trick for the Red Men (7-0). Luke Seydel led the team with a pair of assists, and Jordyn Williams had a game-high six ground balls and five caused turnovers.
CUW (1-3) continues and concludes its four-game road trip with non-conference games at Piedmont College on Tuesday and at Transylvania University on Thursday.