Archers defeat Central Methodist, improve to 3-1

Archers defeat Central Methodist, improve to 3-1

Following a setback just 24 hours previous, St. Louis Community College's men's soccer team responded quickly with a 5-1 win over Central Methodist University's junior varsity.

The five-goal production was the high-water mark for a team that has opened the regular season with 14 goals in its first four games. Freshman forward Adam DuToit led the charge for the Archers, notching his first collegiate hat trick, including a pair of penalty kicks.

"It was nice to bounce back the way we did, and offensively, we've done a really nice job so far," Mosby said. "There are some things we're going to need to fix on the defensive end, but offensively, we've been doing a nice job and it will be great to see what we can do when we're all playing to our ability."

The win came on the final leg of three games in a four-day span, the only such stretch of the year for the Archers. Sunday's game was also played in upper-80s temperatures with heavy humidity. Combined with the early lead, the conditions called for an early exit from the game for a host of Archers. Every player on the roster received playing time Sunday.

"You could contribute some of it to fatigue, and I think a lot of it was mental, too," Mosby said of the defensive miscues. "If you're physically tired, you're going to make some mistakes mentally, as well."

However, the opportunity to use the entire roster was a positive for Mosby who emphasized the need to keep players fresh throughout the regular season.

 "We've got guys working their tails off in practice, and it's good to see what they can do. With injuries and card situations, you need to see those guys, and it was nice to see them step up today."