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Centre men pick up 1-0 win over Spalding
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The Centre men's soccer team pushed its record back above .500 with a 1-0 win over Spalding University on Tuesday in Louisville, Ky.
It was a pair of freshmen hooking up for the only goal of the match, as Jesse DiLuzio (North Woodmere, N.Y.) scored his first college goal off an assist from Noah Wesley-Chevalier (Cincinnati, Ohio) in the 39th minute. The assist was the first of Wesley-Chevalier's college career as well.
"It felt great," DiLuzio said of his first goal. "We were fighting hard in the first 30 minutes or so, and I think we really deserved it. Noah really fought down the line to create the chance for me, the ball popped out, and I just put it in the top of the net."
The one-goal lead held up for Centre the rest of the way, as the Colonels allowed just three more shot attempts by Spalding with none of those shots on frame. Overall, Centre took 15 shots to the Golden Eagles' seven and held a 9-3 edge in corners.
Centre's Ohan Missirian-Dill made two saves in the shutout for Centre, stopping a first half shot by Spalding's Aden Abdirahman and diving to save the shot off the rebound by Jacob McMurry. The shutout was Missirian-Dill's third clean sheet of the season. Mike Salamon and Logan Spencer split time in net for Spalding, each making three saves in the loss.
With the win, Centre improves its record to 3-2-3 on the season with both losses coming to teams currently ranked in the top-10 nationally. Spalding, led by Centre alum and former assistant Adam Boyer, moves to 6-4 on the year. Following Tuesday's result, the Colonels will now prepare to open their Southern Atheletic Association schedule with a trip to Sewanee on Saturday.