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The Owl men have their first win of the season. And it came Wednesday against the team across town.

William Woods defeated Westminster in 1-0 contest in the first meeting between the Owls (1-4) and the Blue Jays (0-3) since 2004.

The deciding blow was struck early in the first half, in the 16th minute, as Sam Allen scored unassisted. It was William Woods' first shot of the game and only two shots were taken by Westminster up to that point.

The game saw a combined 21 shots taken after the Allen goal, with 13 on goal. The Blue Jays won the shot battle at 16-6, with 10-4 on goal. Westminster also took 14 corner kicks as opposed to William Woods 5.

William Woods goalkeeper Ben Faherty made six saves, and Westminster goalies Conner Benefield and Chris Lannom made a combined three saves, with Benefield allowing the one in the back of the net.

The leading scoring threats for the Blue Jays were Nolan Deane and Bukuru Dieudone with two shots on goal each.

William Woods will be back on the field at 7 p.m. Friday for a home game against Evangel. Westminster will be looking for its first win at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Ripon.

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