DENVER, Colo. — Simon Fraser earned a convincing win on Saturday in their quarterfinals match against Regis, defeating the hosts 5-0 on their home pitch.
Simon Fraser scored two in the first half before an offensive outburst in the second half secured the five goal victory.
It didn’t take long for the Clan to get the game winner as it came in the eighth minute courtesy of Ryan Dhillon.
Dhillon’s goal was unassisted as the ball was stolen from the Regis defence and he scored into the left side of the net.
“The centre back had the ball and was looking to pass to the left back,” Dhillon said. “I just kind of read the play, intercepted it and was able to score the goal.”
While the Clan earned the bulk of the scoring chances in the first half it wasn’t until the 41st minute, with just four minutes remaining until the half, that SFU was able to score an insurance goal.
The goal came off a corner kick with Colin Jacques scoring it and Alex Rowley getting the assist.
Early in the second half, Carlo Basso made it 3-0 for SFU.
Dhillon got the assist on the goal that saw him beat the defender and cross the ball into Basso who converted on the goal.
In the 84th minute, Alexander Kleefeldt wired a free kick into the top right side of the goal and just a minute later Jovan Blagojevic wrapped up the Clan scoring when he scored on a cross from Basso.
Brandon Watson made three saves in the shutout in a game in which the Clan outshot Regis 19-8 including 12 shots on target for the Clan compared to three for Regis.
The win sends the 18-2-2 Clan to the semifinals in Evans, Ga. for the second year in a row.