Drury scored early and often, posting the second highest goals total in the soccer program's history, in blanking Southwest Baptist 10-0 Monday afternoon to claim the inaugural Drury Invitational at Harrison Stadium/The Curry Sports Complex.
Freshman Shane Woods scored three goals and Scott Stiffler and Nick Ammann added two goals each to lead the Drury attack as the Panthers posted the 200th victory in the program's 22-year history.
Drury is now 200-196-17 all-time, including 5-0 against SBU, which only reinstated its men's soccer program this season. The Panthers are 47-17-0 in four seasons under coach Ryan Swan.
The 10 goals were the second-most ever posted by Drury - ironically, second only to the 12 goals scored against SBU in a 12-1 victory in 1993.
Woods also had a pair of assists for an eight-point afternoon and now has 10 points for the season, including his goal in Saturday night's 3-0 victory over Southern Nazarene.
Woods scored at the 8:04 mark of the game to get the Panthers started off a Matt Clarkin assist, and Brett Steere scored 36 seconds later (Woods, Brendan Langford assist) for the quick 2-0 lead. Goals by Stiffler and Michael Yuede made it a 4-0 Drury advantage at halftime.
Freshman keeper Blake Andrews picked up his second straight shutout to start his collegiate career, registering two saves in the contest.
"The quality of our soccer was fantastic for 90 minutes," Swan said. "The score is harsh on SBU as we scored several goals late in the game, however our movement with and without the ball was very good, and I cannot fault the guys for capitalizing on our play (late) with nice goals."
Drury held a 25-5 advantage in shots, including 15-2 on goal, and managed 10 corner kicks to a pair by the Bearcats (1-1), who defeated Delta State 3-1 on Saturday night at Harrison.
The Panthers open Great Lakes Valley Conference play this weekend, visiting Lewis in Romeoville, Ill., on Friday and Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha on Sunday.
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