BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Truett-McConnell's (Ga.) Lukas Storey scored the eventual game-winner in the 85th minute, lifting the Bears to a 3-2 victory over the Union College men's soccer team in Appalachian Athletic Conference action on Tuesday at Burch/Nau Field.
With the loss, Union fell to 2-2-1, 0-1 in the AAC, while Truett-McConnell improved to 2-1, 1-0 in the AAC with the victory.
In the first half, the Bulldogs got off to a great start, scoring a goal in the opening seconds of play. Thirteen seconds in, Joe Butcher played a cross from Andre Scott at the 15 yard line, and knocked home a goal, giving Union the early 1-0 lead.
The Bears, however, came back, scoring the next two goals of the contest to take a 2-1 lead into intermission.
In the second half, Union tied things up in the 50th minute, as Jonathan Watson scored off a deflected save in the box to make the score 2-2. It remained that way until the 85th minute, when after a wild scramble in front of the net off a corner kick, Storey scored the game-winner.
Union had one last chance in the last minute, nearly playing a free kick in the box into a goal. But, TMC turned away the Bulldogs once again, clinching the conference win for the road side.
Overall, Union outshot Truett-McConnell 15-8 in the contest, and held a 4-2 edge on corner kicks.
By the Numbers
Union looks to bounce back on Saturday, hosting Reinhardt (Ga.) at home. Things get underway in the AAC tilt at 4 p.m.
|Truett-McConnell (Ga.) (2-1, 1-0 AAC)||2||1||3|
|Union (Ky.) (2-2-1, 0-1 AAC)||1||1||2|
|1||00:13||Joe Butcher (Union (Ky.))|
|1||07:40||Chris Austin (Truett-McConnell (Ga.))|
|1||11:48||Penzi Kakoma (Truett-McConnell (Ga.))|
|2||50:37||Jonathan Watson (Union (Ky.))|
|2||85:19||Lukas Storey (Truett-McConnell (Ga.))|
|Truett-McConnell (Ga.)||Indv. Leaders||Union (Ky.)|
|3 Players - 1||Goals||2 Players (#2,#10) - 1|
|2 Players (#17,#19) - 1||Assists||#5 Andre Scott - 1|
|2 Players (#9,#20) - 2||Shots||#9 Alex Smith - 5|
|#1 Craig Stephenson - 6||Saves||#1 Juan Gallegos - 2|
|Truett-McConnell (Ga.)||Team Statistics||Union (Ky.)|
|8 (6)||Shots (on goal)||15 (8)|