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Union's Men Hold off Lambuth for 3-1 Soccer Win

JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/2/2007 - The Union University men's soccer team added to the log jam atop the TranSouth standings with a 3-1 win over cross-town rival Lambuth University (Tenn.). The win bolts Union (6-7 overall) to a 4-1 league record, which puts the Bulldogs in a four-way tie with Lambuth (7-3-1 overall), Bethel, and Mid-Continent for first place in the TranSouth.

Union and Lambuth played to a very uneventful first half with neither offense able to build a scoring threat. The two teams, in front of almost 1500 people, played to a scoreless tie after 45 minutes of play.

In the second half, the offenses began to loosen up. In the 52nd minute, Union broke the scoreless tie with a goal from Richard Norman. Then, just two minutes later, Union's Benny Crozier's goal gave Union a quick 2-0 lead. That score stood until Crozier added a goal on a penalty kick in the 69th minute to put Union up 3-0. Lambuth's offense didn't quit as they were able to get several shots late to attempt the comeback. With six minutes left in the match, Lambuth's Paul Pinter broke the shutout with the Eagles' only goal.

Franki Mocellin and Paul Turner recorded assists for Union.

Union goalie Chris Lean posted five saves while Brenton Saylor of Lambuth also posted five saves.

Union will play again on Saturday, October 6 at Cumberland for a 3:00 pm conference match.


Steven Aldridge
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