Four goals in each half propelled the No. 25 University of
Wisconsin-Platteville men's soccer team to an 8-0 rout of Coe
College on Thursday night at Pioneer Stadium.
The Pioneers (9-1-1) controlled possession for nearly the entire contest. UW-Platteville held a commanding 27-1 advantage in shots including a decisive 13-0 margin in shots on goal. Pioneer sophomore Hunter McMahon scored a goal and assisted on two more to lead the attack; plus freshman Austin Klemm scored his third and fourth goals of the season in the 37th and 39th minute, respectively.
Coe (3-7-1) was playing without the services of five starters in the loss. Ben Mineck recorded the only shot in the loss for the Kohawks.
Offensively, 12 players for UW-Platteville had a shot, nine of which had a shot on goal. McMahon started the scoring with a goal in the 12th minute, later in the half, reigning WIAC Offensive Player of the Week senior Brandon Chmiel scored on a header off the Pioneer corner kick in the 17th minute.
Also scoring goals for the Pioneers were Cameron Weess in the 50th minute, followed by the first goals of the season by Mike Presser and Jordan Williams in the 82nd and 88th minutes. Mbodje Sarr, who assisted on the goal by Presser, recorded his second goal of the season in the 85th minute.
The Pioneers are back in action on Sunday, when they travel to face St. Norbert at 2 p.m.