VCU Men’s Soccer racked up their fifth straight win on defeating the Saint Louis Billikens 4-0 Wednesday night. Fortia Munts scored his first two goals of the season to help improve the Rams to a perfect 3-0 in the Atlantic 10.
VCU would get the party started at the 26th minute as Rafael Andrade Santos scored an unassisted goal to put the Rams in front. Roughly a minute later, Luc Fatton scored off of an clearance error by SLU’s goalkeeper; the ball wdeflected off of Fatton leaving the net open for him to convert.
The game would then intensify as Billiken Midfielder Duncan Corbett would commit a hard foul on Eli Lockaby. The foul would lead to a red card for the Billikens forcing them to play a man down. Moments later, RJ Roberts would get a yellow card setting up a free kick for Saint Louis.
Leo Novaes put the ball on goal but Mario Sequiera made the diving save for the Rams keeping the score at 2-0. VCU would complete the first half hat trick when Fortia Munts would score off of a cross from Austin Graham and Francesco Amorosino in the final minute.
Action slowed down in the second half as VCU remain in control of the match. Fortia Munts would seal the deal in the 79th minute with his second goal of the match and season. On the other side of the ball, the Rams would shut down the Billikens recording their second consecutive shutout. Mario Sequiera recorded four saves in the match and his fourth clean sheet this season.
“We have so many guys that have the ability to unlock defenses, take guys off the dribble and create different problems,” VCU coach Dave Giffard said. “Those guys are making plays and the ball is ending up in the goal and we’ll take it.”
With the win, VCU moved into a first place tie with Rhode Island and Massachusetts with nine points a piece. The Rams will return to action Saturday to face George Washington at 7:00 at Sportsbackers Stadium.
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