West Florida ties Union in GSC opener
Argos battle Bulldogs to 1-1 tie in double overtime in Union's first GSC event
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JACKSON, Tenn. – After 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods, the West Florida men’s soccer team left Jackson, Tenn. with a 1-1 tie in the Gulf South Conference opener against Union (Tenn.) (1-1-2, 0-0-1 GSC) Friday night.
The Argonauts (1-2-1, 0-0-1) were held scoreless until the 80th minute but played promising defense to hold the Bulldogs to one goal in 110 minutes of play.
With the Argos trailing 1-0 with 10 minutes left in regulation, Stephen Munoz (Lake Mary, Fla./Lake Mary HS) was able to capitalize on a free kick opportunity from 20 yards away to tie the score at 1-1 at the 80:03 mark. Munoz shot the ball from just outside the right wing of the Bulldogs’ box, over the heads of three defenders and past a diving keeper into the back corner of the net for the score.
Two-time defending GSC Defender of the Week Ramon Sealy (Bodden Town, Cayman Islands/John Gray HS) allowed one goal when Union’s Alysson Mohl took advantage of a similar opportunity earlier in the game. Mohl shot a free kick over the heads of two Argos and into the back corner of the net for Union’s first goal in a GSC event.
Sealy then held the Bulldogs’ lead to one after blocking a penalty kick to the right side at the 70:21 mark with a diving grab to keep the Argos’ hopes alive. The senior finished with 9 saves after Union took 15 shots in the game.
The Argos took 22 shots in the game, with 7 shots on goal. Dillon Gallet (Lafayette, La./Lafayette HS) led UWF with 5 shots.
UWF will play Christian Brothers at home against Christian Brothers on Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the UWF soccer fields.
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Soccer Game Summary (Final)
West Florida Men's Soccer
West Florida vs Union (09/14/12 at Jackson, TN)
West Florida (1-2-1, 0-0-1 GSC) vs. Union (1-1-2, 0-0-1 GSC)
Date: 09/14/12 Attendance: 421
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
West Florida........ 0 1 0 0 - 1
Union............... 0 1 0 0 - 1
1. 50:18 UU Alysson Mohl (unassisted)
2. 80:03 UWF Stephen Munoz (unassisted)
Shots: West Florida 22, Union 15
Saves: West Florida 9 (Ramon Sealy 9), Union 6 (Matt Kesler 6)