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Robinson Collects Hat Trick, Saints Blank Patriots In Road Victory

Robinson Collects Hat Trick, Saints Blank Patriots In Road Victory

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. - The Marymount University men's soccer team bounced back into the win column in a strong way, blanking the University of Valley Forge, 7-0, behind junior Ridwaan Robinson's first career hat trick. 

Robinson was one of five Saints to find the back of the net in the game, as MU got out to a early lead and never looked back. Freshman Justin Meza, who finished the game with four points off a goal and two assists, served up the first helper in the eighth minute to Robinson. Firing one off to the top left corner of the net, Robinson put the Saints up 1-0 to put the momentum in favor of the blue and white. 

Three minutes later, freshman Derek Rivera connected with junior Luis Ochoa to make it a two-goal advantage and by the 19th minute, Meza and Robinson hooked up again for the 3-0 lead at the break. 

On the restart, Meza went unassisted for his lone goal of the game just seven minutes in, before Robinson sent in his final goal of the game on a penalty attempt in the 59th minute. 

Down the stretch, the final two goals were scored, both of which were career firsts. Rivera, for his second assist, found sophomore Christian Melendez for a low-left finish. It was closely followed by an unassisted take by junior Pierre Franchomme to put the final touch on a 7-0 victory. 

Sophomore Ronald Clark got the start in net for the Saints, tending for 62 minutes for one save. Sophomore Derek Manzanares relieved him with 28 minutes remaining for two saves, as the two teamed up for the shutout. As a defensive whole, the Saint backline only allowed 11 shots for the game with just three on target. 

The Saints conclude their six-game road stand next Wednesday, October 2 at Susquehanna University. Start time is set for 4:30 p.m.