September 28, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio - The 19th-ranked University of Dayton men's soccer team defended its home turf in dramatic fashion, scoring three second goals in a 4-1 win over Loyola Chicago.

Dayton jumped out on top in the 20th minute when redshirt freshman Andrew Lightner assisted junior Greg Enstone on his third goal of the season. A cross across the penalty spot set up Enstone for a shot to the lower left corner.

The Flyers went into the locker room at halftime with the slim 1-0 lead as Dayton looked to mix-up its offensive attack.

Through the first 45 minutes, UD had nine shots total, four of which were on goal. Loyola on the other hand had just four shots and two on goal. The fouls were even at three apiece.

In the early stages of the second half, goalkeeper Chris Froschauer launched a goal kick that bounced into the opponent's box, where sophomore Amass Amankona was waiting. The Ghana native turned and ripped a shot into the lower right corner of the net. That put the Flyers ahead 2-0.

The Ramblers got a goal back in the 66th minute to break up the shutout. A rebounded save by Froschauer fell into the path of Brian Bement, who knocked home his fourth of the season.

In the 75th minute, junior David Abidor shot from outside the 18-yard box, followed by a quality touch by sophomore Maik Schoonderwoerd into the path of Amankona. The sophomore forward then scored his second goal of the game on a nice shot to the upper part of the goal.

Just four minutes later, senior Abe Keller dribbled his way into space at the top of the 18 before blasting home a long-distance shot that put the Flyers up 4-1 and all but sealed the win game for Dayton.

In the end, Dayton proved to be too much for the Ramblers as the Flyers went onto to a 4-1 victory.

The sixth-ranked Dayton offense added four more goals to its total as UD has outscored opponents 23-5 on the season.

Amankona chipped in two goals for the Flyers while Keller and Enstone added one each. Lightner, Froschauer, Schoonderwoerd, and Abidor all had assists in the game.

The Flyers (8-0-0) will remain at Baujan Field for their next contest where they host Valparaiso Monday at 7 p.m.

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