ABILENE, Texas (October 26, 2013) – Several program records were changed Saturday afternoon, as Lubbock Christian University scored six goals in the second half and marched on to a 6-0 Heartland Conference victory over McMurry University at Edwards Field.
The Chaps set a program single-game record with 10 assists and goalkeeper Erik Mozzo became the program's career and single-season shutouts leader with his fifth career shutout. The six goals by the Chaps ranks tied for second all-time. The six goals and the 10 assists helped match a program high with 22 points, and they produced 35 shots, which is the third most for a single game in program history.
LCU had a 21-3 shot advantage in the opening half, but McMurry goalkeeper Neil O'Sullivan kept the game scoreless in the half stopping all seven LCU shots on goal. The Chaps would eventually get on the scoreboard in the 49th minute, as Mbongeni Ndlova scored the opening goal. Ndlova was playing in his first game back after missing the prior 10 games due to injury. LCU made it 2-0 2:54 later with Nick Gorrie converting on a cross from Billy Forbes. Forbes would follow with a pair of goals 2:39 apart and they would come 10 minutes after Gorrie's goal in the 62nd minute. Gorrie had an assist on each of Forbes' goals. Forbes has produced five multi-goal games this season and now has 15 goals on the campaign. LCU was not done, as Chase Williams, a junior playing in his 22nd game of his career, booted his first career goal with a shot from the right side in the 72nd minute. Krzysztof Pierzchala closed the scoring with his first goal of the season and it came in the 76th minute.
Forbes finished with five points off a pair of goals and an assist. Gorrie had four points (goal and two assists) and Carlos Vela had a pair of assists for LCU. O'Sullivan finished the game stopping nine of 15 shots on goal in the losing effort. Mozzo stopped four shots on goal in the shutout win. It is LCU's sixth team shutout of the season.
LCU improved to 5-1-0 in Heartland Conference play and they are 4-0-0 in conference play on the road. They are 8-4-1 overall on the season. The War Hawks fell to 4-9-1 overall and 2-4-0 in conference. The Chaps head to Austin, Texas Monday and will face No.13 St. Edward's University at noon.