Playing in front of their home faithful for the first time this season, the Raven Men's Soccer team used a four-goal second half to put away (RV) Bellevue Univesity on Tuesday night to run their unbeaten streak to four matches.
Leading 2-1 at the break, Benedictine (3-0-1) outshot Bellevue (2-2-1) 8-5 in the second half en route to a 6-1 win over the Bruins.
The win for the Ravens came on the heels of the first regular-season release of the NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll where the Ravens jumped from the receiving votes category to No. 15.
After Bellevue pulled even by converting a penalty kick during the 35th minute, Calum James gave the Ravens a 2-1 lead headed into the halftime break when he converted a heel flick right in front of the goal inside the final seconds of the half.
Ryan Dickerson scored two straight to push the Ravens advantage to 4-1 to start the second half. His first goal came during the 52nd minute off an assist from Adam James, who sent in a cross that Dickerson converted scored on the far side. Dickerson's second goal came during the 65th minute and was scored off a deflection.
Schafer helped add to the scoring effort with an assist on a throw in that Lukcas Palmer converted during the 68th minute and then Ruairi Cotter capped off the Ravens offensive efforts on an assist from Felipe Cepeda.
Benedictine finished with a 13-12 advantage in shots and a 11-6 advantage in shots on goal.
Caleb Jenkins went the distance in goal for the Ravens to earn the win. He finished with four saves while giving up the loan Bruins goal.
The Ravens remain at home for a 7 p.m. match on Saturday as they host Sterling College back at the BC Soccer Complex.