Four Score, Spartan Men Defeat Guilford, 4-0, at Fred Meyers adidas® Invitational

(L-R): Michael Balog and Joshua Prosser
(L-R): Michael Balog and Joshua Prosser

DELAWARE, Ohio – Four different Spartans scored as the Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team earned a 4-0 win versus Guilford College (N.C.) at the Fred Meyers adidas ® Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.

The victory was the first of the season for CWRU, now 1-1-1 overall.

Freshman forward Michael Balog (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) and sophomore forward Joshua Prosser (Springfield, Va./South County) led the offense with a goal and an assist each, while junior forward Matthew Zembas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley N.W.) and junior midfielder Slater Jameson (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) also found the back of the net.

CWRU struck for its first goal in the ninth minute off a corner kick opportunity. Prosser took the kick, junior midfielder Chris Cvecko (Erie, Pa./McDowell) sent in a header, and Balog buried a shot for the early 1-0 lead. Nearly 14 minutes later, the Spartans struck again as Zembas scored his second goal of the season, courtesy of a feed by Balog from near the end line. The Spartans added a pair of insurance goals late to put the match out of reach.

Overall, CWRU outshot Guilford, 21-11, and held a 10-1 advantage in corner kicks.

In net, sophomore Thomas Nolan (Powell, Ohio/Columbus Academy) made three saves to earn the win in his first career match.  Marko Mandalinic took the loss for Guilford.

The Spartans remain in Delaware and will return to action tomorrow against the University of Mary Washington (Va.) at 5:00 p.m.