DELAWARE, Ohio – The Capital University men's soccer team was in action Saturday afternoon against Hope College in the final day of the Fred Myers Invitational. Cap's success was largely in part to the Collins and Bundschuh connection, accounting for both goals.
Both teams displayed solid defense in the first half. Junior Justin Niswonger (Centerville, Ohio) got the start in goal for Capital. In the first half, he made two saves.
While both teams played tough defense in the first half, the Crusader defense continued to be stout in the second half. Hope was unable to record a shot on goal in the second half.
Freshman Trevor Collins (Powell, Ohio/ Olentangy Liberty) and sophomore Daniel Bundschuh (Cincinnati, Ohio) made two separate connections to provide Capital with two goals. The first goal came just under two minutes into the second half. Bundschuh sent a long ball ahead to Collins when he took a shot from the right side of the box to beat the keeper giving Capital a 1-0 lead. At the 61 minute mark Collins would return the favor to Bundschuh. Collins sent a chip into the box where Bundschuh was able to put a well-placed shot inside the right post, making the final score 2-0.
Capital outshot Hope 16-9. The Crusaders also had an advantage in corner kicks 4-2.
Niswonger got the win in goal for Cap. He records his first win and clean sheet of the season.
Three Crusaders made the all-tournament team. Senior Cheyn Roux (Davidson, N.C.), senior Alexander Basiakos (Hilliard, Ohio/ Hilliard Bradley) and senior Jacob Pulliam (Westerville, Ohio/ Westerville North) were the three selected.
Capital returns to action in the home opener against Findlandia University. The match is schedule to start at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9.