Carlo Basso's first goal of the season was all the Simon Fraser University men needed to win its soccer home opener.
Basso opened the scoring after 15 minutes of the second half in SFU's 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Island University Mariners at Terry Fox Field on Thursday.
John Hodnett, who had a couple of chances in the first half go wanting, finally capitalized in the 82nd minute off a pass from Farhad Abdulgani to seal the win.
SFU keeper Sheldon Steenhuis earned the win and shutout, stopping seven shots in the Clan goal.
SFU outshot the B.C. Collegiate league opposition 24-7 in the contest.
The Clan posted 12 shots in the opening half, including a glorious chance from Polish import Michael Winter, who sent a Hodnett cross screeching over the top of the net in the 40th minute.
Two minutes later, Hodnett had what appeared to be a goal called back on an offside call.
SFU improved its preseason record to 2-0 with a 5-1 win over Thompson Rivers on Saturday, also at Terry Fox.
Joseph Martin scored a pair of goals to lead the Clan, while Juan Sanchez chipped in with three assists for the winners.
"This was another pleasing result against a competitive team," said SFU head coach Alan Koch in a Clan press release. "We had too many giveaways and a disappointing mishap on their goal. It is still early, but the sky is the limit for this group."
Lucas Ferritto opened the scoring with his first goal of the season in the 18th minute, heading in a free kick from Sanchez.
Abdulgani also got his first tally since 2009 to put the Clan up 2-0 at the half.
Freshman Jovan Blagojevic got the first of three Clan goals in the second half. He also set up Martin's second of the game on a cross that made the score 5-0.
Thompson Rivers spoiled the shutout attempt by Steenhuis, countering on a late goal off a turnover.
SFU outshot the Kamloops-based school 17-3.
The Clan will take its 2-0 record against Grand Canyon University, winner of its last four games, when the two teams meet in Lacy, Washington on Saturday, Sept. 10.