CHICAGO – The No. 6 University of Chicago men's soccer team dominated in nearly every facet in Tuesday's convincing 3-0 victory over visiting Elmhurst College at Stagg Field.
The Maroons (4-1-4) scored in just the 4' – via a Ben Brandt corner to Bryce Millington, who headed it in at point-blank range – and then proceeded to outshoot the Bluejays (7-4-1) by a commanding 11-0 margin for the next 41 minutes.
Though UChicago was unable to connect on a scoring play before the half, the prevailing play by the Maroons only continued into the second period. After an initial burst of physical energy by the visitors, UChicago found its offensive stride in the 61'.
Scott Lich kept a forward play alive by saving the ball on the sideline to a sprinting Kyle Ruark, who made a slick move around his defender on the right side to center the ball for a wide-open Kameron Bloye, and the rookie didn't disappoint for his second goal of the season.
Up 2-0, it was again all Maroons after that, as Peyton Lane sent a beautiful pass from beyond midfield to an open Henry Meyers, who stayed onside, then centered it to Brandt, who promptly finished to the left for his second score of the season and third point of the game.
The shot total finished 18-1 in favor of the Maroons, as the defensive back line – centered by senior Nate Johnson – did not allow a shot on goal, making it an easy fourth victory of the year for UChicago keeper Aaron Katsimpalis.
UChicago finished with three corner kicks to one for the Bluejays, who had their three-game win streak snapped in the loss.
The Maroons open University Athletic Association play this weekend when they host Emory Saturday at Stagg Field.
- Saturday, Oct. 5: Emory at #6 UChicago, 1 p.m. CT