Fast start benefits BU in win over Viterbo

Fast start benefits BU in win over Viterbo

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Marvin Ramirez scored less than three minutes into the game to lead the Bellevue University men's soccer team past Viterbo University 4-0 on Friday afternoon at V-Hawks Soccer Field inside of Viterbo's Outdoor Athletic Complex.


Bellevue: 7-7-1
Viterbo: 6-7-1

Recap: Bellevue 4, Viterbo 0

Bellevue wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, as Marvin Ramirez scored in just the third minute. Ramirez received a pass from Eli Brown, who was making his first collegiate start, at the edge of the 6-yard box and buried a shot into the back of the net.

Brown doubled the Bruin advantage in the 23rd minute when he sent a deflected pass into the back of the V-Hawk net. The goal was the first of his collegiate career.

BU carried that 2-0 lead, along with an 8-5 advantage in shots, into the halftime break.

The Bruins pushed their lead to 3-0 in the 61st minute after applying continued pressure throughout the early stages of the opening half. Ricky Reyes played a pass to Austyn Brinkley who calmly slotted home his second goal of the year.

Inaki Aldao added an 88th minute insurance goal off a pass from Reyes at midfield, that found him in stride, to pad the final margin to 4-0.

AJ Jarvis made one save and combined with Harry Wray as the Bruin defense picked up its fifth clean sheet of the season.

Bellevue out-shot Viterbo 21-6 in the game, including out-shooting the host side by a 13-1 margin in the second half.

Coach Mark Heath-Preston:

"We got a good win in the cold and wind. They made it hard for us to play and sat very deep. We have a big game Wednesday versus Hastings so our focus is on that game now."

Man of the Match:

Eli Brown - Scored his first collegiate goal and assisted the eventual game-winner in his first start of the season.

Up Next:

Bellevue hosts No. 5-ranked Hastings College on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. from Bellevue West High School.


  • Bellevue improves to 6-2-1 over their last nine games.