JACKSON, Tenn. - 9/27/2008 - Union University's men soccer team held off No. 21 Mid-Continent (Ky.) University for a 4-2 TransSouth Conference win. The Union Bulldogs improved to 5-3-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference. Mid-Continent dropped to 4-3-1 on the season and 0-1 in league play.
Union jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half. Wagner Oliveira scored first with an assist by Richard Norman. Following an own goal Richard Norman scored the third goal of the half for Union. All three goals for the Bulldogs came in a five minute span. Union held a 3-0 lead at the half.
Seven minutes into the second half, Mid-Continent finally got a shot through by Marco Pratis. Union's Oliveira scored his second goal of the match in the 65th minute to put Union up by three. A late goal by Freddy Okello of Mid-Continent finalized the score at 4-2.
Union goalie James Landham recorded six saves in the win. Mid-Continent outshot Union 15-8, including 9-5 in shots-on-goal.
Up next for the Bulldogs will be a cross-town matchup with rival Lambuth University. The match will take place at Union on September 30th, at 7 p.m.
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