By ALEX BARBER
The Colonels traveled to Springfield, Ohio, Friday, Sept. 25, to play the Wittenberg University Tigers (0-3). The Colonels (2-1) came out strong and snatched a 6-0 win.
Corey Jenks, Tim Muhsman, Bryce Cotton, Ryan Gustafson and Eric Jones all put points on the board for the Colonels. Muhsman, Cotton and Gustafson were each able to score their first career college goals. Starting in the net for Eastern was Kris Renfrow. Renfrow split time at goalie with Sammy Jones, and both helped secure the team’s first shutout of the season.
Assistant Captain Brain O’Loughlin was pleased with what the team had done.
“We were able to get the huge lead early and then have the younger guys get plenty of playing time,” O’Loughlin said.
O’Loughlin said the team needs to work on keeping their heads on straight if it wants to continue the winning streak.
“We can’t get cocky when we get a huge lead like we did,” O’Loughlin said. “Yeah, we let up some on Wittenberg because we have been blown out plenty of times, but we just have to stay focused for a whole 60 minutes.”
He said there is plenty of time to fix those issues as the season goes on. Another key factor the team is still working on is staying out of the penalty box.
The Colonels are scheduled to play Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) at midnight on Friday, Oct. 2 and at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3. is a first-year program that will be looking to prove itself in front of the Colonels home crowd.