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Union men’s soccer takes second straight loss

JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/5/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University men’s soccer team lost their second straight match with a 2-0 loss to Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University. After starting the season 8-0, Union dropped to 8-2 on the season and 1-2 in the TranSouth. Freed-Hardeman improved to 8-3 overall and 1-2 in league play.

The teams played to a scoreless first half as neither team could connect on scoring opportunities. Then, as the second half seemed to be unfolding with the same results, Freed-Hardeman broke the scoreless tie with a goal from Kenniel Hyde. The goal came in the 71st minute of play, assisted by Ryan Engineer and Guilherme Dorigo.

Union tried to even the match but allowed the Lions to get the ball defense for a insurance goal with just eight minutes left to play. Simbarashe Zvaita scored on an assist from Nolan Beede to help secure the win.

Union out-shot Freed-Hardeman 14-11 in the game, with the Lions edging Union 7-6 in shots on goal. James Landham recorded five saves for Union, while Aleandre Girodo had six saves for the Lions in the shutout.

Up next for Union will be a 6:00 p.m. home soccer match versus Cumberland (Tenn.) on Saturday, Oct. 9.


Steven Aldridge
Phone: (731) 661-5027
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