LEXINGTON, Va. (Oct. 21, 2014) - Four ETSU players found the back of the net Tuesday, as the Buccaneers downed league opponent VMI, 4-0, at Patchin Field in Lexington, Va. With the win, ETSU extended its unbeaten streak to three matches.
The Bucs (7-6-1, 3-3-1) scored three goals within an eight-minute stretch in the first half to take a commanding 3-0 lead, which proved too much for the Keydets (1-13-1, 0-7) to overcome.
Redshirt sophomore Joao Ramalho (Monte Santo, Brazil), who was named Southern Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week earlier in the day, scored his team-best 10th goal of the season in the 16th minute off an assist from senior Nick Muth (Knoxville, Tenn.).
With the goal, Ramalho moved to within just one score of matching David Geno's single-season program record of 11 goals set in 2012. Last week, Ramalho surpassed former ETSU standout Aaron Schoenfeld's mark of seven goals to move to second place in ETSU history for goals in a single season.
Ramalho is in terrific company on the list, as both Geno (Charlotte Eagles of USL Pro) and Schoenfeld (Columbus Crew of MLS) are currently enjoying professional soccer careers.
ETSU added two more goals before halftime, with Robin L'Excellent (Digosville, France) and William Nordenstrom (Linkoping, Sweden) scoring in the 22nd and 24th minutes, respectively. L'Excellent and Nordenstrom have each scored two goals this season.
Anthony Wojas (Auxerre, France) and Donte Brangman (Southampton, Bermuda) assisted Nordenstrom's score.
Wojas found the back of the net, himself, in the 73rd minute. With three goals and two assists on the year, Wojas is the Bucs' second leading scorer behind Ramalho.
Freshman Cameron Woodfin (Old Hickory, Tenn.) set up Wojas' goal with a long cross up the middle of the field. The assist was the first career point for Woodfin, who made his collegiate debut Oct. 11 at UNC Greensboro.
ETSU outshot VMI, 22-11, in the match, with Daniel Adelman (Johnson City, Tenn.) and freshman Ryan Jorgensen (Maryville, Tenn.) splitting time in goal.
In 58 minutes, Adelman allowed no goals and recorded four saves. Making his collegiate debut, Jorgensen relieved Adleman midway through the second half.
ETSU at Furman - Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m., in Greenville, S.C.
Friday's match will mark the second meeting between ETSU and Furman in as many weeks. The Bucs defeated Furman, 1-0, Wednesday, Oct. 15 in Johnson City.
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