BARTLESVILLE, Okla. -- Toby Millward scored twice and Andy Janssen added a goal for the Bellevue University men's soccer team but the Bruins were unable to keep pace with the high-octane offense of No. 10 Oklahoma Wesleyan, falling 7-3 on Tuesday evening at the OKWU Soccer Complex.
#10 Oklahoma Wesleyan: 5-2-0
Recap: #10 Oklahoma Wesleyan 7, Bellevue 3
Andy Janssen got the Bruins off to a strong start as he put Bellevue on the board in the 10th minute.
Stefan Lukic pulled Oklahoma Wesleyan level in the 30th minute off a pass from Stefan Cvetanovic.
With the first half winding down Khesanio Hall scored twice in a span of just 1:44 to put the Eagles up 3-1 in the 39th minute of play.
Hall bagged his third goal in just 11:28 of playing time in the 49th minute to complete his hat trick.
Toby Millward pulled a goal back for BU in the 62nd minute to make it 4-2 in favor of OKWU.
Thoughts of a comeback would be short-lived as Victor Crispim scored twice in just under six minutes to give the home side a 6-2 advantage.
Millward converted a penalty kick in the 77th minute before Feliphe Pasetto De Souza closed the scoring with his 82nd minute strike.
Coach Mark Heath-Preston:
"We played against a top side and they punished us for our mistakes. We had some good chances to make the game close but we were poor in front of goal. Toby Millward has his best game of the season and showed great leadership."
Bellevue hosts Dordt College on Saturday, Oct. 5. The venue and game time will be announced in the coming days.
- Tonight's match was the first between the former MCAC rivals since Bellevue defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan on Penalty Kicks to win the 2014 MCAC Tournament Championship.
- Despite the loss, Bellevue still leads the all-time series 18-7-2.