FOREST CITY – With a display of explosive offense, the Waldorf University men's soccer team crushed Nebraska Christian College in a 20-0 victory during Saturday's matchup.
Scoring the lopsided decision, the Warriors (2-2) got back on the winning track following a 2-0 loss to William Penn University (2-0-1) during last Tuesday's home opener.
"It was good to get a win," Waldorf coach Edgar Gonzaga said. "We rested our starters and played boys who haven't played much this season and obviously, they were excited to play."
The Warriors set a new single-match school record for goals scored, surpassing the previous mark from last season's 16-0 win over Grace University. Waldorf tallied 48 points, topping the school record of 43 points that came in the 2016 road victory over Grace. The Warriors also turned in eight assists to tie for second in the school's single-match record books.
Senior Riley Gibson and redshirt junior Jose Beltran each delivered hat tricks to power Waldorf's potent offense.
Bruno Barbosa racked up eight points, tying for fourth among school single-season match records as the sophomore forward from Sao Paulo, Brazil scored two goals and provided three assists. With three assists, Barbosa tied Waldorf's single-match school record and became just the third player in program history to achieve that feat.
Junior Victor Leao notched two goals and finished with two assists for the Warriors. Gibson, Beltran and Leao closed out the day with six points apiece.
Waldorf senior Jean Bonnin added two goals and an assist to record five points.
The Warriors also received goals from seniors Conner Schmidt, Omar Aguilar, Marco Collina, Jose Rincon, Erik Soares, junior Howard Sturgeon, sophomores Ian Kramer and Anthony Henvey. Collina dished out an assist to end the match with two points while junior Rodrigo Freitas also contributed an assist.
Waldorf junior goalkeeper Corey Stephens picked up his first shutout of the season. Stephens didn't face a single shot in the contest thanks to a lockdown defensive effort from the Warriors.