|Riley Smith||Tim DiBisceglie|
|Michael Newell||Jonathan Roberts|
|Gavin Coutts||Matthew Busch|
Freshman midfielder Riley Smith (New Hope, Pa./New Hope Solebury) scored a pair of goals and The University of Scranton men's soccer team used a dominating performance to post its second victory in as many days with a 4-0 rout of Cabrini on Sunday afternoon.
With Fitzpatrick Field bathed in brilliant sunshine all afternoon, the Royals' offense was equally brilliant. Scranton scored three times in the opening 37 minutes and finished the day with a 16-4 edge in shots.
Senior midfielder Tim DiBisceglie (Mine Hill, N.J./Gill St. Bernard's) opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when he ripped a shot from 30 yards out that found the left corner. Freshman midfielder Jonathan Roberts (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Immaculata-Somerville) picked up an assist on the play. The goal was DiBisceglie's sixth of his career while Roberts picked up his first assist.
Smith scored his first career goal in the 32nd minute when he tapped home a header by junior midfielder Gavin Coutts (Mendham, N.J./West Morris-Mendham) for a 2-0 lead. Coutts and senior defender Matthew Busch (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah), who crossed the ball in to Coutts, picked up assists on the play. Coutts' assist was the third of his career while Busch picked up his second.
Senior midfielder Michael Newell (Worcester, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) made it 3-0 with his first career goal in the 37th minute when he curled a free kick from 20 yards out into the left corner. And Smith capped the scoring in the 70th minute when he outfought a defender for possession deep in the left corner of the box, then beat the goalkeeper one-on-one.
Scranton is now 2-0 on the season for the second time in the past three seasons, having also opened the 2014 season with a pair of wins. It was the Royals first win in six tries all-time against Cabrini.
Scranton will be back in action on Wednesday when the Royals host Muhlenberg at 4 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.