Salem, Va. -- The offense for University of Lynchburg's 21st-ranked men's soccer squad came out in a big way Saturday, beating up on Oberlin, 4-0, in the Hornets' final contest at the All Sports Cafe Roanoke Invitational in Salem, Va.
Lynchburg got goals from four different sources -- junior midfielder Jack Ashby (Lewes, Del.), sophomore midfielder Ben Mackey (Leesburg, Va.), senior defender Clay Van Gieson (Gloucester, Va.), and sophomore forward Cody Civilla (Gloucester, Va.) -- as well as two assists from sophomore forward Abibi Osman (Charlottesville, Va.) in the rout.
Senior goalkeeper Dylan McLaurin (Stafford, Va.) made two saves in his second-consecutive shutout.
Lynchburg out-shot the Yeomen by a 23-7 count.
Final: No. 21 Lynchburg 4, Oberlin 0
Records: No. 21 Lynchburg 2-0, Oberlin 0-2
Venue: Kerr Stadium, Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Hornets scored early for the second-straight day, this time off Ashby's foot. Junior forward Hussein Osman (Charlottesville, Va.) found Ashby just outside of the box, and the midfielder finished the job.
Lynchburg waited until after halftime for the next strike, but it turned out to be a barrage. Abibi Osman found Mackey for the first of his two assists at the 59:13 mark; it was Mackey's first-career goal. Just 24 seconds later, Abibi Osman fired a cross into the box that Van Gieson finished.
Civilla put the final nail in the coffin in the 86th minute, tapping in a cross from junior forward Sherman Mitchell (Southbury, Conn.). It was Civilla's first-career score.
Lynchburg will make its 2018 home debut next weekend as part of the Shellenberger Classic. The home-opener is set for Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. against Dickinson. The Hornets will close out the four-game tournament vs. Christopher Newport Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.