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Five Grizzlies score in men's soccer victory

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Georgia Gwinnett College men’s soccer team used goals from five different players to post a 5-0 shutout of Oakwood University on Sunday in Lawrenceville, completing a season sweep of the Ambassadors.

The Grizzlies overwhelmed the Ambassadors with a 32-1 advantage in shots, needing just one save from starting goalkeeper Iain Struckmeyer.

After David Burke provided the first half’s only score in the 22nd minute, GGC scored four more times on 16 shots in the second half to coast to the victory.

The Grizzlies improved to 12-2-1, picking up their fifth straight win. Oakwood fell to 2-11 with the loss.

“The win today ends a tough stretch of three games in five days,” said GGC head coach Steve DeCou. “The three wins are a credit to the team. I was very pleased with the boys’ performance today. We were very dangerous with our attacking and if not for the OU goalkeeper making some unbelievable saves, the score line could have been much wider.”

Gregory Scarlett made 17 saves in goal for Oakwood as GGC applied heavy pressure all game long.

The Grizzlies scored four times in the first 25 minutes of the second half, opened with German Rodriguez’s tally in the 49th minute to give GGC some breathing room.

Tom Butler, Ibrahima Sissoko and Martin Lugo each added scores for a GGC offense that is outscoring its opponents on the year, 67-8.

“It will be nice to have come time to train as well as a day off tomorrow as we prepare and rest for (the week ahead),” DeCou added.

The Grizzlies will visit Tennessee Temple on Friday for a 5 p.m. start in Chattanooga, Tenn.