CANTON, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College men's soccer team brought its three-game winless skid to an abrupt and needed end.
Lucas Berte scored in the seventh minute, Mackenzie Northern added a goal eight minutes into the second half and the Wildcats posted a 2-0 victory over Avila in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Wednesday night at NX Level Field.
Scoreless despite C-SC's constant pressure the first six minutes, the Wildcats' Matteo Ghezzi sent a cross from the left side into the penalty area where Berte won the ball in the air and drove a header past Eagles goalkeeper Patrick Elliott.
In the 54th minute, Pierce Robinson played a long ball ahead to Berte along the goal line. He played the ball back to Northern, who beat Elliott for the 2-0 lead. It was Northern's seventh goal this season and 28th of a his career, leaving him one away from tying for second in C-SC history.
C-SC keeper Nicholas Luciani didn't have to make a save as Avila had just five shots. The Wildcats (5-5-3, 3-4 Heart) outshot the Eagles 23-5.
Culver-Stockton 2, Avila 0
23 Shots 5
0 Saves 5
6 Corners 2
12 Fouls 12
3 Offsides 0
Avila 0 0--0
Culver-Stockton 1 1--2
C--Lucas Berte (Matteo Ghezzi), 6:40
C--Mackenzie Northern (Berte, Pierce Robinson), 53:15