Friday, September 4, 2009

Colleges: Lions fall to first defeat of season

Saint Leo's mens soccer team lost its first game of the season, as the Lions were unable to hold a halftime lead in a 2-1 loss against No.17 West Florida on Friday night.

The Lions took the lead in the 39th minute, as Jonathan Glenn rose to head home a corner kick by Daniel Asher. The Lions were held at bay for the remainder of the game, though, by West Florida goalkeepers David McNally and Elliott Purdom, who played the first and second halves respectively.

That allowed the Argonauts to hit back in the 57th minute, as they were also able to take advantage of a set piece. Stephen Munoz headed home from Paul Willoughby’s free kick to even the score. It wasn’t until the 83rd minute, though, that West Florida took the lead, as Jay Mainville beat Lions goalkeeper Erik Mozzo with a penalty for what proved to be the game-winner after a foul in the area.

Having scored four goals in his opening two games of the season, Saint Leo’s Bobby Huertas was held in check by the Argonauts defense, which allowed him only one shot on goal for the game.

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