HELENA – Kyle Thomson scored twice and added an assist to lead Carroll College to a 4-0 Cascade Conference win over College of Idaho Sunday afternoon at Nelson Stadium.
The Saints dominated from the start, outshooting the Yotes 21-6, including a 12-4 advantage in shots on goal.
"College of Idaho is not an average squad, they are very talented," head coach Doug Mello said. "The conference is tough on the men's side and they've had some good results. We came out with purpose. I used the reserves for the first part of the match and I think that caught our starters' attention. We have a good squad and we have been underachieving but they came out and showed what we are capable of today."
Carroll got on the board in the 18th minute when Terry Cox received a ball from Riley Prescott, he one-touched it and chipped the goalkeeper from 35-yards out to give Carroll a 1-0 lead which held to the half. The Saints would pour it on after the break.
Thomson scored on a header in the 50th minute on an assist from Paolo Georgiades. Georgiades sent the ball into the middle of the box where Thomson headed the ball past the keeper to give the Saints a 2-0 lead.
In the 64th minute, goalkeeper Bernhardt Di Cino punted a ball deep into the C of I side of the field. Thomson was there to head the ball directly to Jose Porrasas he streaked to the goal. Porras chipped the keeper to the upper 90 to give the Saints a 3-0 lead.
Thomson added to his stellar day in the 75th minute. Alessio Georgiades crossed the ball to left of the goal. The C of I keeper came out to challenge and Thomson slid under the ball, sending it past the keeper for his second goal.
The Saints outshot the Yotes 10-2 in the first half and 11-4 in the second. Di Cino put up a gem of a game with four saves, including one where he was laying on the ground in the second half.
On the women's side, the Saints fell to College of Idaho 1-0.
They had nine shots to eight for the Yotes but notched 10 corner kicks to five for COI.
College of Idaho got on the board in the 78th minute when a corner kick entered a scrum in the middle of the box and was knocked in by Hailey Boyd.
The Saints had opportunities late, including a wide-open shot that went over the top of the crossbar.
They are now 5-5-2 on the season and 1-3-2 in Cascade play.
The Saints now have a week off before hosting Providence at Nelson Stadium on Oct. 15.