After coming off a clinical mid-week game at Mount Marty, the Raiders men’s soccer team traveled to Doane looking to stay undefeated in GPAC play. The scoring began early on with Anselmo Kim putting a ricocheting ball past the diving Doane keeper in the 8th minute. After this breakthrough, the Raiders never looked back.
Continuing the early onslaught was Jacobo Garcia-Nieto, who scored a stunning free kick in the game against Mount Marty. He was able to ping a diagonal ball over the Doane back line for Breno Fabbri to run on to and slot the ball off the near post to go up 2-0.
With a two goal lead going into the second half, the Raiders looked to put the nail in the coffin. They were able to do so just 5 minutes in with a lovely piece of skill by Kim on the left wing, allowing him to beat his man and get Tyler Limmer in on the goal, scoring to make it 3-0.
Limmer has played an integral role in the NW attack as this was his 8th goal of the season on top of his 9 assists, a mark that broke the NW single season record in the previous match. Alex “Sauceman” Schussman added another goal five minutes later with an absolute banger from the corner of the box that knuckled and dipped over the head of the outstretched Doane keeper.
The fifth and final goal for NW was scored by Fabbri, giving him two on the game and eight on the season. The game finished with NW winning 5-0 and edging Doane on shots 23-3.
Many of the Raiders are putting up huge numbers so far this season. Keeper Matt Scott, the NW career shutout leader, has put up four clean sheets with the help of a strong defensive line.
Though part of the defensive unit, Garcia-Nieto has proved his dynamic ability to get on the board with a whopping five goals. Freshman Mateus Freitas has burst on to the scene as the lone attacking mid with two goals and seven assists. Wingers Schussman and Kim round out the balanced, yet explosive attack with a combined twelve goals and seven assists. The Raiders will look to stay hot next week during two home games with huge postseason implications against Briar Cliff and Midland.