With a two goal advantage at half, Josh Greene (Hamilton, New Zealand) scored his first career goal, putting the ball straight into the left back of the net off a cross by Cameron Rohani (Cartersville, Ga.).
In the final minutes of the match, Chijoke Akujuobi had one of Incarnate Word’s best scoring opportunities but SU keeper Shane Haworth (Puyallup, Wash.) came up with a shutout-preserving save followed by a key team save.
Medo Youssef (Eden Prairie, Minn.) saw his first collegiate action while Brady Ballew (Marysville, Wash.) led all players on the field with four shots. SU outshot UIW, 17-14.
In goal, Kieran O’Boyle allowed all three goals, making three saves, while Haworth made six saves in the complete game shutout, the team’s eighth of the season.
The Redhawks will close the regular season in California at San Jose State on Friday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. and Bakersfield on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.
Stay tuned to GoSeattleU.com as well as Facebook (Seattle U Athletics; Seattle U Men’s Soccer), Twitter (@su_athletics; @SeattleU_MSO), and Instagram (su_redhawks) for all the latest updates on the team throughout the remainder of the regular season and leading up to the WAC tournament.
Seattle U will be hosting both the women’s and men’s soccer WAC Tournaments over the next two weekends at Championship Field. The regular season co-champion women’s team will compete for their second straight WAC tournament title on Nov. 6, 7, and 9. The men will look to defend their 2013 WAC tournament title the following weekend, Nov. 13, 14, and 16. All-session tickets are now on sale by calling (206) 398-GOSU(4678) or by visiting www.goseattleu.com/sutickets.
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