Men’s soccer blanks USC Upstate, 4-0
The JU men’s soccer team snapped its three-match losing streak in a big way by scoring three first half goals en route to a 4-0 victory over USC Upstate in A-Sun action on Sunday afternoon in Spartanburg, S.C.

Junior forward Daniele Campailla scored twice to pace the Dolphins (7-6-1, 2-3 A-Sun) and junior midfielder Darko Karamatic recorded three assists to help the cause. Junior forward Tyler Williams (‘6) and senior Nedim Hrustic (14’) also added scores, while sophomore goalie Zach Greenwald recorded five saves to tally the shutout.

“It feels nice to be back in the win column,” said JU head coach Mike Johnson. “The only way to snap our funk was to attack early and often. We also played well on the defensive end. This was a great team win today so hopefully we can build on it.”

The Spartans (1-9-3, 0-6) got two shots apiece from Jan Wienholt and Colin Francis to lead the offense. Jason McCabe had seven saves between the posts for USC Upstate.

Less than eight minutes into the match, the Dolphins struck first as Williams recorded his third goal of the season on the left side of the net on a pass from Karamatic for the 1-0 advantage.

Hrustic doubled the lead in the 14th minute with his team-leading eighth goal of the season on a pass from Karamatic. The Dolphins rounded out the scoring in the first half after Karamatic’s third assist on a score by Campailla in the 34th minute gave JU a commanding 3-0 advantage.

In the second half, Campailla found the net again by beating a defender on 1-v-1 situation for his fifth goal of the season to extend the Dolphins lead to 4-0.

JU held the Spartans to just four shots after Campailla’s goal to hold on for the win.

The Dolphins return to the Ashley Sports Complex on Thursday to host Campbell in a conference match at 7 p.m. The match will also be a part of the Coaches vs. Cancer week to help raise money for the American Cancer foundation.