Manchester, N.H. (August 25, 2007) – Junior forward Eusebio Montoya (Smithfield, N.C.) scored two goals and added an assist, as the Saint Leo men’s soccer team (1-0-1) picked up its first win of the season with a 4-1 triumph over Saint Anselm College (0-1-1) on Saturday afternoon.
Montoya and strike partner Brandon Whitsett (Jr., Palm Harbor, Fla.) were once again able combine to provide the bulk of the offense for the Lions, as Whitsett added a goal and an assist for the second straight contest. Sophomore Daniel Asher (Silver Springs, Md.) rounded out the victory with his first career goal.
Montoya opened the scoring in the 18th minute, as he took a pass from Whitsett and fired beyond the reach of goalkeeper Scott Johnson for his second goal of the season. The two then reversed roles in the 27th minute, as Whitsett took a through ball and rounded the ‘keeper before slotting home from an acute angle for a 2-0 lead.
Saint Anselm pulled a goal back in the 37th minute, as sent the teams into the half-time locker room with Saint Leo ahead 2-1.
After a slow start to the second half, Saint Leo regained its two-goal advantage in the 80th minute, as a cross from freshman Kyle Kuhlman (Fr., St. Petersburg, Fla.) was let run on by Whitsett and fell to Montoya who made no mistake by firing beyond substitute goalkeeper John Corrdian for a 3-1 lead. Asher then pounced on a loose ball with just over three minutes left to wrap up the victory.
The Lions return home for their 2007 home opener next Sunday, September 2 against south region rival West Florida. The match will kick off at 3:00 p.m. at University Field.