BILLINGS — Building a 3-0 lead by halftime and never looking back, visiting Cal State University San Bernardino raced past the Montana State University Billings men’s soccer team 6-1 Sunday in the finale of the Rimrock Classic presented by TNT Automotive & Marine at Yellowjacket Field.
Five different Coyotes found the back of the net, as CSUSB placed 10 of its 15 shots on target. The Yellowjackets (0-4) didn’t go without chances, but managed to convert just one of their 13 attempts on the afternoon.
CSUSB put MSUB under pressure from the beginning, as it took a heads-up defensive effort from sophomore Oliver Posarelli to prevent the first goal of the match in the opening 10 minutes. The center back raced to the goal line and headed away a high, bouncing attempt by CSUSB’s Kevin Aguilar nine minutes after the opening whistle.
The Coyotes (1-3) capitalized shortly thereafter however, as Danny Ortiz took on a defender in the box and ripped home a close shot from a tight angle on the left side of the goal.
MSUB closes nonconference play next weekend with a pair of matches in Bismarck, North Dakota. The Jackets face the University of Mary on Thursday, and challenge Upper Iowa University on Saturday at the MDU Resources Community Bowl.