UIW Cruise Past San Jose State

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After conceding early, the UIW men got angry and exploded for their biggest offensive performance of the season so far. UIW managed a big 4-1 victory over San Jose State to get their second conference win of the season.

The Spartans wasted no time in getting started as a UIW mistake gave away possession in range in the ninth minute. That allowed Jonathan Colunga to pounce, running up field he easily shot across the keeper and in to the back of the net.

But just two minutes later UIW was back level after they quickly got back on track and earned a corner. That allowed Trinidad Luna to send in the ball for Miguel Ojeda who easily headed it home after some poor defending allowed him the space.

That was not enough for the Cardinals and they kept pushing trying to get more goals and their second game in the 16th minute. A driven cross was sent in by Ben Conway, finding Wouter Peters who headed home from just outside the six yard box to give UIW the lead.

The Cardinals let off the gas from there, keeping the match tight but not really threatening through much of the final half hour in the half. Despite that they were looking much stronger, restricting the Spartans who struggled to get any chances in the final stages, keeping it 2-1 to UIW at the half.

The Spartans started the second half well, having the first shot of the second half and doing well in the opening stages. Despite that the UIW defense managed well, keeping San Jose State at bay and controlling the match.

After holding out for much of the first half, UIW picked up the pace late on, with the Spartan’s pushing forward to desperately find an equalizer. That left up the space for the Cardinals to take advantage of and with seven minutes to play they doubled their lead as O’Neal Moore sent in a diagonal ball for Ben Conway to make it 3-1.

It took less than one minute for the Cardinals to make it four after Ben Conway’s shot was blocked and fell lose. That saw the ball fall for Peters who was able to run on to it and shoot from the top of the box to make it the 4-1 win.

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