SAN DIEGO – Seattle University men’s soccer won at San Diego, 4-0, as the Redhawks dominated the action at Torero Stadium Wednesday night. Declan McGlynn, Hamish Ritchie, Noe Meza, and Orlando Neto each scored in the non-conference victory.
“It was time for a complete effort and we got it tonight,” said Coach Pete Fewing. “Everybody played both sides of the ball. We started three freshmen and they keep getting better. They have adjusted to the college game like we knew they would.”
Seattle U (5-3-0) controlled play throughout, recording a 19-3 advantage in shots, including a 12-0 margin in shots on goal. An early corner kick resulted in a Hal Uderitz header that missed, but just over a minute later, McGlynn pounded a shot from the top of the box, beating the USD goalkeeper in the ninth minute.
The hosts earned three corner kicks early in the frame, but the Redhawks turned away each chance. SU took several runs at the USD defense as the half continued, but the home side held strong until late in the period. A McGlynn cross found Ritchie, who scored on the left side for a 2-0 advantage in the 38th minute.
SU struck again early in the second, as a Sergio Rivas shot was stopped, but Meza was there to clean up for a 3-0 difference in the 56th minute. The Redhawks pressured the Toreros as time wore on, with Neto finishing another McGlynn assist in the 83rd minute, capping the night’s scoring.
SU returns to Seattle this weekend and will play at No. 16 Washington on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. for the rematch from last year’s NCAA Tournament.