JACKSON, Tenn. - 9/12/2011 - The Union (Tenn.) University men’s soccer team played Missouri Baptist University to a 3-3 tie in double overtime Saturday. Union is now 1-4-1 on the season, while Missouri Baptist goes to 0-3-1 overall.
Missouri Baptist scored first on a goal from Karl Russell in the 12th minute. Union answered with two goals, the first from Dejan Kostic in the 15th minute and the second from Alex Pratt in the 22nd minute. Just when it looked like Union would take the halftime advantage, Missouri Baptist scored in the 41st minute on a goal from Greg Kranz.
In the second half, Union took their second lead of the match with a goal from Kemal Gogic in the 71st minute. But again, late heroics from Missouri Baptist’s Kranz tied the match for good with a goal with less than two minutes to play in the match.
Union out shot Missouri Baptist 7-5 in the two overtime periods but neither team could break through for the win. Union out shot Missouri Baptist 24-21 in the match, including 12-11 in shots on goal. James Landham recorded eight saves for Union, while Spartan goalie Ethan Brunk tallied nine saves.
Up next for Union will be their TranSouth Conference opener on Friday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. versus Lyon (Ark.). The match will be played at Union’s Smith Memorial Soccer Complex.
Phone: (731) 661-5027
Fax: (731) 661-5182