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Union men’s soccer holds off Trevecca Nazarene 5-3, Turner records hat trick

Paul Turner

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/3/2009 - The Union University men’s soccer team used a strong first half to topple conference foe Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) University 5-3 on Tuesday night. Union improved to 5-10 on the season and 2-4 in the TranSouth. Trevecca Nazarene dropped to 6-9-1 overall and 3-4 in league play.

Union scored four goals in the first half and led 4-0 at the break. Kemal Gogic scored first for Union in the twentieth minute of play, assisted by Paul Turner. Then, in the twenty-eighth minute, Union started a scoring stretch that included three goals in the span of 10 minutes of play. Alysson Mohl scored, followed by a pair of goals from Paul Turner put the Bulldogs up 4-0 at the half. Nic Desio and Chris Waugh recorded assists during that stretch.

In the second half, the Trojans of Trevecca Nazarene mounted a rally. Jordan Enix posted back-to-back goals over the span of six minutes early in the second half to cut the Union lead down to 4-2 with 30 minutes to play in the match. Then in the seventy-second minute, Union’s Turner notched his third goal of the match to put Union up 5-2. A goal by John Sheets for Trevecca Nazarene in the seventy-fourth minute set the final score at 5-3. Sheets also recorded one assist in the match.

Union goalie Mike Phelan recorded four saves, while allowing the three goals during his 90 minutes of play. Trojan goalie Hayden Coffman recorded six saves, allowing five goals.

Union out shot Trevecca Nazarene 19-11 in the match, including 13-2 in the first half. Shots on goal were 13-7 in favor of Union.

Up next for Union will be the final regular season match of the year for Union. The Bulldogs will travel to Henderson to face Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 for a make up from an earlier rain out.


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