The Muskingum University men's soccer team recorded a 2-0 shutout home win against Bluffton University on a hot and muggy Tuesday night in McConagha Stadium.
With the win, Muskingum moves to 3-1 overall and extends its current winning streak to three. The Muskies next travel to Oberlin College on Saturday, September 14. Game time is slated for 8:00 p.m.
Muskingum took a 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute on freshman Cody Sprague's first career goal. After Bluffton's Matt Hardman-Zimmerman misplayed a header played back by his teammate, Sprague scooped up the loose ball and shot it into the open goal.
Muskingum freshman Andreas Pfefferkorn extended the Muskie margin to 2-0 with a strike in the 68th minute. Pfefferkorn took a pass from freshman Raul Alcala and beat a Bluffton defender and Hardman-Zimmerman. The tally was the sixth of the season for Pfefferkorn. The assist was the first of the career for Alcala.
The Muskies ended the outing with a 14-11 edge in shots and 10-6 advantage in corner kicks.
T.J. Kline led a trio of Beavers with two shots. Hardman-Zimmerman played all 90 minutes in goal and recorded four saves and allowed two goals.