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Union men’s soccer wins sixth straight to start season

Diego Santos

BATESVILLE, Ark. - 9/18/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University men’s soccer improved to 6-0 on the season with a 3-1 victory at Lyon (Ark.) College. In the win, Union allowed their first goal of the season, stopping their record of five straight shutouts at five matches. This win also puts Union at 1-0 to start TranSouth play. Lyon dropped to 4-3-1 overall and 0-1 in league play.

Union jumped out quickly with back-to-back goals from Diego Santos in the 16th and 26th minutes of play. Santos now has a team-high six goals on the season.

Then, with just 15 seconds left in first half, Lyon’s Robert Hall broke through and scored the first goal on Union this season. Union led 2-1 at the break.

Union added an insurance goal in the 77th minute of play when William Hanna found the back of the net.

Union out-shot Lyon 17-7 overall and 10-4 on goal. The defending conference defensive player of the week James Landham record three saves, while his counterpart Thomas Guarino had seven saves. Both played all 90 minutes in goal.

Up next for Union will be the first of five straight home matches. Union welcomes Central Baptist (Ark.) to Jackson on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 6:00 p.m.


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