JACKSON, Tenn. - 9/26/2006 - The Union University men's soccer team and the seventh ranked Mid-Continent University (Ky.) Cougars played to a 1-1 tie in a double overtime match on Union's campus Tuesday afternoon.
With the tie, Union's record moves to 4-1-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the TranSouth, while Mid-Continent goes to 4-0-3 overall and 1-0-1 in league play.
Both teams played a scoreless first half. Then ten minutes into the second half, Union senior Gareth Munro scored the first goal on an assist by Mark Forrest. Union held on to the slim 1-0 lead and looked as if they might pull the upset. However, in the 79th minute, Antonio Suarez of Mid-Continent tied the game on a rebound following a deflected save by Union goalie Chris Lean.
The two teams continued to battle through both overtimes with each team have several scoring opportunities come up short.
Union plays next on Friday, September 29 when they host their second straight NAIA Top 10 team when No. 2 Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) comes to town. Last season, Lindsey Wilson defeated Union 3-1 in Kentucky in a match to decide the region title and a national tournament birth. Lindsey Wilson went on to win the 2005 NAIA National Title.
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