X-Men handle Mounties 5-0 in Friday night action

Photo credit Galen Juliusson
Photo credit Galen Juliusson

Sackville, NB – The STFX X-Men improved to 3-2-0 on the season with a 5-0 shutout victory over the Mount Allison Mounties Friday night.

Veteran midfielder Kyle Cordeiro scored two goals for the X-Men as they built up a 4-0 lead at halftime.

Lewis Dye had a long throw-in ball in the 23rd minute which resulted in consecutive headers by Max Bodurtha and Cordeiro, which was directed into the Mount A net for the first X-Men goal of the game.

Cordeiro then assisted on the second X goal just three minutes later, feeding a through ball to Jack Kennedy who broke through and beat Mounties keeper Matthew Kiropoulos with a low shot.

Freshman midfielder Nico Goldsztein tallied in the 40th minute, capitalizing on a rebound after sustained X-Men pressure on goal.

Coredeiro notched his second goal of the half two minutes later as he took a header pass from Bodurtha, juggled through a pair of Mounties defense with a couple touches and beat the keeper to give the visitors a commanding four goal lead after 45 minutes of play.

The lone goal in the second half came from veteran X-Men midfielder Logan Rieck. He deposited a rebound after Goldsztein hit the post after a long crossed ball deep into Mounties territory.

Sam Diltz earned the shutout win in the X-Men net.

The blue and white will have the remainder of the weekend off and will be back in action on September 23rd when they travel to Halifax to take on Dalhousie.


Recap courtesy STFX Athletics