By Troy Shockley, Helena IR / Photo by Thom Bridge, IR
If the Saints were looking for a confidence booster, they found it. Hosting Walla Walla University at Nelson Stadium, the first-year Carroll College men’s soccer team put on an offensive showcase, rolling to an 11-0 victory over the Wolves.
It was over early Thursday. Of that, Arturo Valle made sure. One of the few older players on a freshman-dominated roster, the junior from Porta Vallarta, Mexico, turned a 1-0 Saints lead 15 minutes in into a blowout with four, rapid-fire goals.
After Helena’s Isaac Bostrom scored the fastest goal in program history just 50 seconds in -- more on him later -- Valle took over. In the 15th minute, he took a feed from the speedy Jose Mena and buried it for a 2-0 lead. Three minutes later, he scored again. Eleven minutes later: Valle. A minute after that? Yup. Valle.
By TROY SHOCKLEY Independent Record
There have been a whole lot of firsts for the Carroll men's soccer team this season. That's expected, of course, with a first-year program. But as coach Doug Mello said, there's one first the Saints are still looking for: A Frontier Conference win.
The team had a shot at checking off that box on Saturday at Nelson Stadium, when the University of Great Falls visited in the Saints' first regular-season home game. A competitive, physical game start to finish, the Argos denied the home team, however, shutting out Carroll 2-0.
The eventual game winner for UGF came with less than 15 minutes to play in the first half, after keeper Cojo Smith made the initial save on a point-blank shot. The rebound, however, came right back out to the foot of Luis Torres, who quickly pounded it into the back of the net.
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By the Helena IR
The Carroll College men's soccer team capped off their six-game road swing Monday with a 4-1 Labor Day win at Presentation College. Isaac Bostrom and Jose Mena gave the Saints a 2-0 lead at the half with markers just minutes apart, and Mena tacked on another goal with 32 minutes to play.
Two minutes later, Arturo Valle made it a 4-0 Saints lead. And, while Presentation managed to spoil the shutout with an Andrew Bravo goal with 23 minutes to play, that was all the closer the home team would get.
By the Helena IR
Stanley Underwood was named the Frontier Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Underwood, a 5-foot-9 freshman middle fielder from Missoula, helped the Saints go 1-1 last week. They beat Morningside (Iowa) 3-1 and fell 4-0 to Jamestown College. He assisted on two goals in the win over Morningside, the first victory in program history.