Lake Erie Dominates Second Half in 5-1 Win over Alderson-Broaddus

PHILIPPI, W.V. - The Lake Erie men's soccer team put together its best all-around performance of the season and scored four goals in the second half on its way to a 5-1 win at Alderson-Broaddus on Sunday (Oct. 18) afternoon.
 
Freshman forward Rob Searles (Chardon, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) connected on his first goal of the season in the 34th minute off a Scott Stuckey (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon) assist to give the Storm a 1-0 lead.
 
The Battlers (5-8) tied the game at 1-1 less than six minutes later and the game remained tied into halftime.

Lake Erie (6-9-1), though, scored four times in the second half, beginning with sweeper Jay Sutter's (Batavia, Ohio/Amelia) goal of the season in the 57th minute off a Jacob Magdich (Oregon, Ohio/Clay) assist.
 
Magdich scored the next two goals for Lake Erie, including one assisted by fullback Justin Rraya (Parma, Ohio/Normandy) to give the Storm a 4-1 lead. Magdich's goals were his first two of the season.
 
Phillip Murphy (Painesville, Ohio/Riverside) capped the scoring with his second goal of the season off an assist from Anthony Belviso (Euclid, Ohio/Euclid) in the 80th minute.
 
Lake Erie keeper Jared Daly (Hubbard, Ohio/Ursuline) made seven saves for the Storm, which out-shot the Battlers, 18-15, in the game.
 
Lake Erie is off until Sunday (Oct. 25) when it is on the road for a 3:30 p.m. start at Urbana University as the second-half of a twinbill with the women's team.