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Isaacson reaches century mark for Storm men

Head coach Rick Isaacson captured his 100th career victory on the Simpson sideline in nine seasons.
Head coach Rick Isaacson captured his 100th career victory on the Simpson sideline in nine seasons.

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- The Simpson men's soccer team cruised to a 5-2 win over Saint Mary's on Wednesday as head coach Rick Isaacson tallied his 100th career victory while on the sidelines for the Storm in nine seasons.

Simpson (8-1-0) jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the 13th minute after Alan Imamovic fired one through the Cardinals' (3-4-0) goalkeeper's hands for his first career goal. Justin Gilmour was awarded the assist.

In the 30th minute, Enrique Idehen added another netter to his streak of four straight contests with a goal. Gilmour placed a cross in front of the goal and Idehen slid in for a diving header into the bottom right corner of the net to put the Storm up 2-0.

After going into halftime with a 2-0 advantage, Simpson tacked on another goal in the 63rd minute. Ricardo Ibarra had a free kick and sent the ball sailing to Idehan, who headed it to Tanner Alderson that finished the play off with a strike into the back of the net. The fans were still cheering when the squad went up 4-0 on a Danny Haisch goal, his first of his career as well in the 67th minute.

Julius Cooper put the cap on the scoring for Simpson in the 75th minute off a penalty kick for his first goal of the season.

Saint Mary's got on the board in the 79th and 89th minutes to break the shutout.

Simpson outshot the visitors 23-10 and held a 9-6 corner kick tilt. Darius Doswell, Alderson, Cooper and Idehen all finished with two shots on frame to pace the Storm.

Jake Potratz tallied the win in goal for Simpson and had two saves.

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The men are back home on Saturday as Wartburg comes to Buxton Stadium for Simpson's first American Rivers Conference match of the year. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.