Levenson Leads Offense in 7-0 Victory
MUSKOGEE, Okla. - A lengthy lightning delay that started during halftime did not keep the Roger State men’s soccer team from winning big as the Hillcats blasted Bacone College 7-0 in Muskogee on Friday afternoon.
Five different Hillcats scored in the contest as the team returned to their winning ways after dropping their previous two matches. The Hillcats fired 13 shots on frame in the contest while the RSU defense held the Warriors to just one shot on goal.
Junior Mathew Levenson put the Hillcats up 1-0 in the 11th minute of the game. Freshman Danko Kenjic slotted the ball through the defensive for Levenson who fired the ball back post.
Kenjic found the back of the net with an unassisted goal in the 24th minute to give RSU a 2-0 advantage.
Senior Grant Smith gave the Hillcats a 3-0 lead at intermission. Levenson dribbled down the line and fired the ball across the face of the goal to Smith who was at the back post, blasting it into the net.
After the delay that lasted nearly an hour and a half, the Hillcats picked up where they left off as Niall Masterson scored in the 53rd minute off an assist by Levenson. Kenjic scored off a free kick and Dylan Beaird scored his first goal of the season as he weaved through the defense, slotting the ball past the keeper.
Levenson capped the scoring in the 89th minute as he scored off a short corner kick from Beaird. The Lawton, Okla. native tallied two goals and two assists in the contest to lead the Cats.
Nathan Inger earned the win in goal, making one save.
Rogers State (2-2) returns to action on September 11 as they host Ottawa (Kan.) at Soldier Field. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. and the game will be streamed live on the Hillcat Network at www.rsuhillcats.com/live.