LIMA - Sometimes all it takes is some patience. Through its first nine games of the season, the University of Northwestern Ohio men's soccer team has routinely out-shot its opposition. However, the ball hasn't always found the back of the net.
That all changed in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference match against Concordia University on Wednesday.
The Racers tallied seven goals, and Gabriel Falcon and Kyle Lewis became the first UNOH players to score multiple goals in one contest as UNOH rolled to a 7-0 victory. They improved to 4-6 on the season, 1-2 in the conference.
"We've been knocking on the door for the last month now, creating a lot of opportunities," UNOH coach Gavin Oldham said. "They guys were overjoyed in the locker room that finally 50 percent of the shots we took hit the target and 25 percent went in the goal."
Falcon had three goals, the first three of his UNOH career. Lewis added another two, both in the second half, to up his season total to three. Also scoring goals for UNOH were Wesley Cain, who also has three scores on the season, and Jesper Kallqvist, who converted a penalty kick in the first half for his first goal of the season.
"We spent a lot of time this week on finishing," Oldham said. "We practiced two or three hours just finishing in front of the goal. Maybe we have to do that every day."
Yet again, the Racers held an edge in shots, 19-5. Lewis had four tries, and Field and Falcon had three apiece.
The Racers now sit in eighth place in the WHAC with three points, tied with UM-Dearborn. They travel to Indiana Tech on Saturday before hosting Marygrove College on Wednesday and Davenport University next Saturday in back-to-back home matches. Davenport sits second in the conference and on a three-match winning streak, while Marygrove is third and Tech fourth.
"We've been on the hump for a while now," Oldham said. "What can it do for us? Only good things, I hope. … Seven-nil, you can't be upset with seven-nil. I'll take it every week."