MO State HS Sports

Cougars Take Down John Brown at Home

alejandro molto munoz

Columbia, Mo. – The No. 15-ranked Columbia College men’s soccer team got back to its winning ways with a 3-0 win over John Brown University Monday at R. Marvin Owens Field.
Columbia improved to 3-1-2 with the win, while John Brown lost its fourth-consecutive game and dropped to 3-4. The Cougars extended their unbeaten streak at home to 10 games dating back to the 2022 season.
Columbia struck first in the 39th minute after a long free kick from midfield landed in the box and resulted in a goal from Joshua Peterson. The goal for Peterson was the first of his career.
The Cougars outshot John Brown 8-5 in the first half, and goalkeeper Alejandro Moltó Muñoz had three saves.
In the 52nd minute, the Cougars took advantage of a short corner after a cross by Miguel Gonzalez resulted in a header by Luke Hynes to the far corner to make it 2-0. The goal for Hynes was his team-leading third of the year.
Columbia got the insurance goal in the 59th minute when Luke Sowerby gathered a loose ball just outside the 18 and smashed a shot to the upper 90 to make it 3-0.
Columbia outshot John Brown 14-9 and had a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks. 
Molton Munoz made a career-high five saves for Columbia in his second career start. He has not allowed a goal in 180 minutes played this season.
The Cougars host No. 2 Mid-American Christian University on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m.
NOTES: Columbia leads the all-time series with John Brown 6-3-2 … The shutout for the Cougars was their fourth of the season … John Brown played the final 50 minutes down a man after Ethan Wessman received a pair of yellow cards .. The teams combined for 11 yellow cards (JB – 8, CC – 3).

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics