MACON, Ga. — The Winthrop men's soccer team remained unbeaten through after a 5-2 victory over Stetson Sunday afternoon in its final game of the Mercer Classic.
Winthrop, 4-0-1, scored a season-high five goals against Stetson. This is the best start to a season for the Eagles since they started 7-0-1 in 2004.
The Eagles didn't waste much time getting on the scoreboard with two goals in the first seven minutes. The first goal came at the 6:15 mark as sophomore Magnus Thorsson received a pass from freshman Max Hasenstab and then placed the ball into the top right corner of the frame for his first of the season. Just 18 seconds later, Hasenstab took advantage of a defensive mistake by Stetson as he intercepted the ball and fired a shot low and to the right of the keeper for his second goal of the season.
Winthrop sophomore midfielder C.J. Miller made it a 3-1 game just before halftime when he netted his first collegiate goal in the 35th minute after his shot took a slight deflection off the leg of a defender and into the net.
The Eagles defense withstood an early second-half onslaught by the Hatters and eventually put in its fourth goal in the 67th minute. This time, redshirt junior Josh Choice, who had just subbed into the match in the 56th minute, hit a one-time shot off a corner kick delivery from Hasenstab.
Junior Sean Comer added the fifth and final goal for the Eagles when he received a pass from James Skonicki and placed a shot over the head of the goalkeeper for his first goal of the season.