HOUSTON – Seattle University men’s soccer won, 5-2, at Houston Baptist Sunday afternoon. Declan McGlynn recorded two goals and an assist as SU claimed its fifth straight win.
"I'm pleased with the effort," said Coach Pete Fewing. "It was a complete team effort. This is not an easy place to play, so it's good to take care of business. Declan scored two excellent goals today."
After HBU scored on a penalty kick early, the Redhawks (8-3-0, 2-1-0 WAC) responded to take the lead at halftime. Just over two minutes after the hosts scored, McGlynn found Ivory Randle IV, who sent in a cross to Gibson. Gibson’s shot deflected off the HBU goalkeeper and in to level the contest in the 18th minute.
In the 26th minute, a McGlynn corner kick found Nathan Aune in the box. His first shot was stopped, but the rebound came back to Aune, who pounded in a shot for a 2-1 lead.
The Huskies tied the match in the 52nd minute and the teams worked for a go-ahead goal as the second half rolled on. In the 68th minute, the Redhawks finally wrested control of the game. Gibson set up Julian Avila-Good, who shot and scored from 15 yards out for a 3-2 advantage.
SU forced a turnover and Sergio Rivas found McGlynn, who dribbled in and beat two defenders, scoring to the far post for the Redhawks’ second goal in 37 seconds.
McGlynn picked up a brace with a score in the 87th minute to finalize the scoring. Rivas assisted on the play.
SU returns home for two WAC games next weekend. It welcomes UNLV on Friday, Oct. 5, for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Championship Field.