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Westminster soccer: Griffins remain unbeaten with 1-0 shutout of Bethesda

By Josh Fisher

For the Deseret News

Published: Sunday, Aug. 24 2014 4:11 p.m. MDT

The Westminster men’s soccer team completed an unbeaten opening weekend with a 1-0 win over Bethesda on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Westminster Kickoff Classic.

Westminster (3-0-1) was out-shot for the second-straight contest, but it used a 23rd-minute goal from Andrew Clayton to earn the victory. Clayton scored his first goal of the season after Manuel Duenas played a ball through two defenders and found a streaking Clayton. The sophomore then bent a shot around a charging keeper for the first goal of his career.

Bethesda (1-2) created chances throughout the afternoon and finished the game with a 16-11 edge in shot attempts. The Griffins did a nice job of limiting those shots to only five on goal. On the offensive end, Westminster put three shots on frame.

Logan Butzier claimed his seventh career shutout with five saves and helped extend the Griffins streak without allowing a goal to 369 minutes.

Westminster remains at home for another week as it prepares to host the Westminster Labor Day Classic next weekend. The Griffins begin the weekend on Friday when they host Dakota Wesleyan at 4:30 p.m. MT at Dumke Field.

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