September 22, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton men's soccer team hosted IUPUI Sunday at Baujan Field and scored a pair of second half goals to improve its record to 7-0-0 on the year.

The Flyers were coming off a big win over Ohio State on Sunday and were looking to defend home field against the visiting Jaguars.

The first half saw very few scoring chances by either team as the defensive lines held steadfast. IUPUI recorded just one shot on goal and six total shots.

Senior defenders Jonathan Nelson and John Howe controlled the central defense with the guidance of sophomore goalkeeper Chris Froschauer. Together, they limited the Jaguar attack.

Senior Abe Keller and freshman James Haupt had the best scoring attempts for the Flyers but neither were able to put Dayton ahead. After the first 45 minutes, the score remained in a 0-0 tie.

In the second half, the Flyers came out aggressive on offense. Their attempts finally came to fruition in the 55th minute on a goal by sophomore Ryan Peterson, his third of the season. The go-ahead goal came off a set piece with Maik Schoonderwoerd contributing the assist, his second in as many games.

Dayton doubled its lead in the 69th minute when Keller drove in a corner kick to the near post where redshirt freshman Rafael Gamboa was there to head the cross into the back of the net. The goal put the Flyers ahead 2-0 and was the second for the Costa Rican on the season.

That would be all the scoring the Flyers would need to take a 2-0 win over IUPUI Sunday to wrap-up a successful weekend.

Froschauer recorded his fourth shutout of the season between the posts. Dayton limited IUPUI to three shots on goal and racked up 17 total shots in the contest.

The Flyers (7-0-0) will remain at home for their next contest when they take on Loyola Chicago on Sept. 28 at 8:30 p.m.

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