Burnaby, BC – The Simon Fraser University men's soccer finished off their weekend with their eighth consecutive win to start the season on Saturday night against University Of Mary Marauders, defeating the visitors 6-0.
Magnus Kristensen (Stavanger, Norway) was first to find the back of the net for the Clan early on with an assist from Colin Jacques (Richmond, BC) in the sixth minute.
Not long after, new Clan product Alexander Kleefeldt (Frankfurt, Germany) doubled the score to 2-0 with a header assisted by Alex Rowley (Maple Ridge, BC) in the 27th minute.
"A lot of guys got to play tonight and it really showed our depth," said Kleefeldt. "In the first half we should have kept possession a little bit more. The result is good but I still think we can play better, keep possession more and keep our opposition down. It was good to score two goals but I think I could have done a better job on the defensive end. The next road trip is going to be difficult so we need to step it up and work hard to be prepared."
The Clan made it 3-0 with five minutes left in the first half when Jovan Blagojevic (Coquitlam, BC) scored his second goal of the season.
The team returned from the locker room with a spark and put three more goals past the Mary goalkeeper in the second half.
Blagojevic and Kleefeldt added goals in the 61st and 76th minute respectively to make it 5-0 for the Clan and Glenn Paden (Lake Forest Park, WA) closed the books with 15 minutes left in the game with his fifth goal of the season to give the Clan a 6-0 lead that would hold up as the final.
The Clan's defence also had a very strong game allowing only five shots on goal which were stopped by Brandon Watson (Victoria, BC) who earned the win.
With the win, the Clan improves their overall record to 8-0, and 4-0 in conference play.
The Clan will be back in action on October 3 in Seattle, WA when they face the Seattle Pacific University Falcons.