Men’s soccer upends MacMurray to post first victory of the season

Alden Thompson Vought

RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College men's soccer broke into the win for the first time in 2019 with a 3-1 triumph over visiting MacMurray College, on Saturday afternoon at Matlack-Messer Stadium.

The win was also the first for Head Coach Aaron Gustine, who is in his first season at the helm of the Quakers.

The Quakers struck first when sophomore Alden Thompson Vought found the back of the Highlander goal in the game's third minute. Earlham went ahead, 2-0, in the 21st minute thanks to a goal from Drew FitzGibbon, who finished on a feed from Conner Kimball.

MacMurray got on the scoreboard in the 36th minute when Bryce Etling cut the margin to 2-1 in Earlham's favor. Josh Martinez was credited with an assist on Etling's goal.

Kimball tacked on an insurance goal for the Quakers in the 74th minute, giving Earlham a 3-1 lead coming down the stretch.

Earlham outshot MacMurray by a 12-4 margin, and charted seven corner kicks to the Highlanders' two. Colin Kaurich was credited with one save over his 90 minutes in the Quaker goal.

Earlham men's soccer opens Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play next Saturday, Oct. 5, when the Quakers host Mount St. Joseph. Game time is 3:30 p.m.