WICHITA FALLS, Texas - No. 13 Midwestern State erupted for a season-high six goals to blast Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 6-0 Sunday afternoon at the MSU Soccer Field.
"It was a little bit better result today," MSU coach Doug Elder said. "We got the ball forward well and they gave us time and opportunity to score. We finished better today."
The Mustangs, who were reeling from their first home loss since 2007 Friday night to Incarnate Word, rebounded in a big way against the Tigers to improve to 4-1-2 on the season.
"It was important for our psyche," Elder said. "But now we'll have to go on the road into the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference). The next one will be a very important game for us."
The Mustangs take on Adams State Sunday afternoon in Alamosa, Colo. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
But MSU took care of business in a dominant fashion Sunday against Ouachita Baptist as the Mustangs took 34 shots placing 14 on frame while limiting the Tigers to just three shots with one on goal.
Midwestern got on the board in the 11th minute when senior David Freeland worked the ball to the touch line down the left before rolling a crossing pass to Bryan Santiago, who converted his first goal of the season.
The Mustangs struck one more time in the opening half when redshirt freshman Kwame Adu-wusu broke free on a through ball in the 40th minute. OBU goalkeeper David Henley made a sliding save on the ball in the upper portion of the box, but the ball bounded to an open VcMor Eligwe, who found the open net for his second goal of the campaign.
Then Eligwe added his third goal of the season to open up scoring in the second half when he emerged from a scrum in the box to net a short cross from Aaron Douthit in the 67th minute.
A minute later, Santiago threaded a through ball to Freeland, who chipped the OBU keeper from 20 yards out to put the Mustangs up 4-0 in the 68th minute.
Douthit tagged on his second goal of the season in the 72nd minute and Taylor Brown notched his first collegiate tally in the 83rd minute to close out the scoring.
Ouachita Baptist dipped to 4-5 on the season.