JACKSON, Tenn. - 9/7/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University men’s soccer team extended their streak of shutouts to start the season to four matches with a 2-0 win over Truett-McConnell (Ga.) College. Union improved to 4-0 on the season, while Truett-McConnell dropped to 2-3 on the season.
Union’s best start to a season was 11-0 in 1999. Their current 4-0 start is fourth best in the 13-year history of the program. The four shutouts to start the season is a program record, passing the previous of two straight in 2005. Union’s record for total shutouts in a season is 10 in 2003.
Union scored first on a goal from the TranSouth Player of the Week, Diego Santos from six yards out in the eighth minute of play. Guilherme Elvira had the assist. Union added an insurance goal in the 31st minute when William Hanna scored on an assist from Brian Castro to put Union up 2-0.
Union’s defense did the rest, making their 2-0 halftime lead stand up for the win. Union held Truett-McConnell to just eight total shots, none on goal. While the Bulldogs recorded 25 shots, 12 on goal.
James Landham played all 90 minutes for Union in goal, but saw little action with no saves. Dan Dawson for Truett-McConnell recorded 10 saves in his 90 minutes between the post.
Up next for Union will be a road match on Friday, September 10 at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
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