THROGGS NECK – Matt Wyant scored twice and assisted on two goals and Connor Doyle totaled three points as the Mount Saint Mary College Men’s Soccer team went on the road and scored an impressive 5-0 Skyline Conference victory at Maritime Saturday night.
Saturday’s win improves the Mount to 3-4-2 overall on the season and to 1-1-1 in conference play, while Maritime dips to 1-5-2 overall and 0-2-1 in league competition.
Mount Saint Mary opened up a two-goal lead in the first six minutes of the contest when Wyant and Peter Ramirez scored 15 seconds apart in the sixth minute.
Wyant potted his second of the season at the 5:16 mark when he deposited a pass from Marco Mazzarelli for the early one goal advantage.
The Knights struck again at the 5:31 mark when Ramirez tucked home a feed from Wyant for his first of the season to give the Knights a 2-0 lead.
Mount Saint Mary extended its lead to three goals late in the 14th minute when Wyant banged home a rebound off the foot of Doyle and finished off his second of the game to close out the scoring before halftime.
Mount Saint Mary controlled the play prior to halftime, heading to the break with a 14-2 advantage in shots.
The Knights took the only two corner kicks of the opening 45 minutes.
Caesar Martinez was forced to make a single save before the intermission.
Doyle found his way into the scoring column for the first time in 2022 in the 56th minute.
Matt Flanagan fed a ball into the box that found Doyle who gave the Knights a 4-0 advantage.
Geancarlo Espinoza picked up his first career goal and gave the Knights the final 5-0 advantage in the 71st minute. He completed a passing play from David Giraldo and Wyant at 70:25 to close out the scoring in the game.
Mount Saint Mary closed the second half with a 12-9 advantage in shots.
Maritime held a 4-3 edge in second half corner kicks.
Martinez finished off the shutout with three second half saves.
For The Knights
Wyant closed a six-point night with two goals and a pair of assists. He now holds the team lead in goals (3), assists (4) and points (10).
Doyle picked up his first goal and points of the season with a goal and an assist. Doyle has now amassed 39 goals and 84 points in his career.
Espinoza became the seventh different goal scorers in 2022 for the Knights with his first career marker.
Flanagan and Mazzarelli picked up their first assists of the season.
Wyant and Doyle each finished with five shots.
Christopher Maggi unleashed four shots in the contest.
Martinez posted his fourth shutout of the season with four saves in the contest.
For The Privateers
Nick Glancy and Ryan Breaton each led the team with two shots, including one attempt on goal.
Augusto Lebron made five saves in goal.