Falcons blank Chicago State, 3-0


The Bowling Green State University men’s soccer team scored early in each half Friday night, posting a 3-0 Mid-American Conference Senior Night win over Chicago State at Cochrane Stadium.

Six-foot-3 junior defender Joey Akpunonu’s penalty kick gave the Falcons (4-4-5, 2-1-2 MAC) the lead with under seven minutes gone, and senior midfielder Sergi Martinez doubled the BGSU lead just 88 seconds into the second half.

BGSU freshman Trace Terry scored his first collegiate goal in the 72nd minute to complete the scoring.

BGSU junior goalkeeper Brendan Graves (Perrysburg) made five saves on the night, earning his sixth shutout of the season and his third in as many matches. Graves and the BG back line have surrendered only seven goals in 13 matches this season.

Sunny Dhaliwal made five saves for the Cougars (1-11-3, 0-6 MAC).

The Falcons had a 22-11 lead in total shot attempts, including a 16-6 edge in the first half. BGSU had advantages of 8-5 in shots on goal and 7-3 in corner kicks.

The Falcons hit the road for the next two matches, beginning with a Tuesday, Oct. 25 contest against Northern Illinois. That match will begin at 7 p.m. locally (8 p.m. ET).

Then, BGSU will head to Kalamazoo to meet Western Michigan on Wednesday, Nov. 2, before closing the regular-season schedule against NIU on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Cochrane.

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