STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Westminster College men’s soccer team blanked Franciscan University, 4-0, in a non-conference bout on the road Wednesday.
Sophomore Nick Iregui (Gig Harbor, WA / Charles Wright Academy) led the Titans with his fourth career hat trick, first of the season.
Junior Peter Mattocks (Saegertown, PA / Saegertown) got the scoring going in the 14th minute after receiving a long pass from Iregui into the box and placing the ball in the upper right corner of the net.
Iregui netted the first of his three goals at the 17:57 mark off a corner kick by freshman Noah Weiss(South Park, PA / South Park). The Titans led 2-0 at halftime.
In the second half, Iregui completed the hat trick with a goal in the 59th minute (assist by senior Shane Fallen (Blue Bell, PA / Wissahickon)) and in the 68th minute (Mattocks with the assist).
The Titans outshot the Barons, 16-12, including 7-4 on goal. Franciscan had the advantage in corner kicks, 3-2.
Titan senior goalkeeper AJ Bove (New Stanton, PA / Hempfield Area) collected three saves in 73:55 minutes of work.
The Titans improved to 4-1 overall, while the Barons dropped to 3-2.
Westminster will next host no. 14 nationally-ranked Carnegie Mellon University Friday, September 14 under the lights at 7:30 p.m.