The Howard University soccer team had only two shots on goal in the first 31 minutes against Alderson-Broaddus yesterday, but Oscar Iko scored on each of them and the Bison added four second-half goals for a 6-0 victory in their final home game this season.
Howard (9-2-2) had only 10 shots on goal in winning its third straight game. Alderson-Broaddus, from Phillippi, W.Va., which is ranked fourth nationally in the NAIA soccer poll, has been hurt by injuries. The Rattlers are 10-3-2.
Iko, who has missed much of the season with a leg injury, gave Howard a 1-0 lead at 12:00 when he headed in a cross from Eugene Pascoe. Iko's second goal came 19 minutes later when Peter Prom sent a free kick from the right corner into the box. Defender Leslie Thompson headed the ball to the ground, but Iko kicked the loose ball into the upper right corner.
"I knew we had to get the early goals," said Iko, who has three goals this season. "If we scored early, then we knew we could put them away."
Howard took a 3-0 lead 10 minutes into the second half when Carlton Briscoe rolled a cross into the box. Freshman forward Phillip Gyau outraced his man for the ball and redirected the pass into the far side for his seventh goal.
Donnie Streete, Bancroft Gordon and Christopher Hunt closed out the scoring, the last two goals coming on headers.