BATESVILLE, Ark. - 10/30/2004 - The Union University men's soccer rallied from two goals down to force a tie with Lyon College (Ark.) in the final regular season game of the 2004 season. Union moves to 7-7-2 on the year and 2-2-1 in the TranSouth.
Union trailed 2-0 in the first half, but then rallied for a goal late in the first half and added a goal in the second half to force overtime. After two overtime periods, the score remained tied at 2-2.
Union and Lyon finished the season with the same conference record, however, Union won the tie-breaker and earned the No. 3 seed in next week's TranSouth Conference Soccer Tournament and Lyon earns the No. 4 seed. The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds belong to Martin Methodist and Cumberland (Tenn.) respectively. The tournament starts on Friday, Nov. 5 on the campus of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn. Union and Cumberland will play at 12:00 noon and Martin Methodist and Lyon will follow at 2:00 pm.
In addition to earning a spot in the TranSouth Conference Tournament, Union has all but assured themselves a spot in the NAIA Region XI Tournament for the first time in Union soccer history. Currently, Union is ranked No. 5 in the Region XI rankings, and unless their is a major upset in the TranSouth for MidSouth Conference Tournament, Union hopes to earn on the of the six spots in the region.
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