September 15, 2013
WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE TOPS IUPUI
Boyd nets goal and asssit in 3-0 victory
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Senior Robbie Boyd netted an early goal and assisted another as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's soccer team posted a solid 3-0 victory over IUPUI Sunday afternoon at Michael A. Carroll Stadium.
The Panthers (4-0-1) scored early against the Jaguars (0-5-2) and let the defense take care of the rest, recording their second shutout of the 2013 season with freshman goalkeeper Liam Anderson needing three saves to earn the clean sheet.
"I thought we got off to a really good start in the game," UWM head coach Kris Kelderman said. "We felt good about our possession and energy level and then Robbie scored a really nice goal. I felt like we were in control of the game, even though there was a spell there in the first half where we got a little casual. But, we regrouped at halftime and had a pretty solid second half. We got some nice goals to show for it and I was pleased with the result and our effort today."
The victory keeps UWM unbeaten on the season at 4-0-1, the first time since starting the 1996 campaign 5-0 that it has not lost through five games.
"Last year we had a very good home record and our record on the road was not that impressive," Kelderman said. "One of our goals this season was to improve on that. So far it's been two games on the road and we have had two good results, including a shutout. It's a sign that we are improving. We have to keep going, but it's a good start."
Boyd scored for the second game in a row, finding the back of the net in the 11th minute with the eventual game-winner to set the tone for the day. The goal was assisted by senior Austin Toth and came in the 11th minute.
Boyd assisted UWM's next goal, sending a nice cross to the foot of junior Laurie Bell, who finished from six yards for his third goal of the season in the 63rd minute.
Senior Riley Weiner then closed out the scoring with an 81st-minute strike, splitting the defense and burying a shot from the top of the 18-yard box.
"We've been emphasizing that second goal with all of the chances and opportunities we have had the past few games," Kelderman said. "We were able to pull that off and take some pressure off us. Once we got the second goal, things got a little easier and Riley had a great third goal."
For the contest, Milwaukee held an 18-11 advantage in shots, including 6-3 in shots on goal. It also had four of the seven corner kicks and 14 of the 24 total fouls in the contest.
After a weekend on the road, it's back to Engelmann Stadium Thursday as the Panthers host Western Illinois. Game time is set for 7 p.m. under the lights.