SHERMAN, Texas – The Austin College men's soccer team put three goals on the board in the first half and that's all they'd need, as the 'Roos topped visiting George Fox University 3-0 on Saturday evening. Austin College is now 2-0 to open the year.
Austin College got on the board early, as Chris Abad-Jacobi ripped a free kick inside the right post from 25 yards away in the 11th minute of action. Two of the team's three goals came from set pieces.
Abad-Jacobi got into the box score again with an assist on the second goal, sliding a pass through the middle to Thomas Quick, who finished in the 24th minute to make it a 2-0 game. The 'Roos would tally once more in the half, this time with Taylor Goyen's corner kick setting up a diving header by Brandon Harner in the middle of the box in the 36th minute to make it a 3-0 game heading into the break.
Both teams had scoring opportunities in the second half but neither was able to find the net, and Juan Rodriguez came on to close out a shared shutout with Joseph Khalaf and the 'Roos. Khalaf made three saves and Rodriguez made one in the victory, as both teams fired 11 shots in the match.