POSTED: Friday, September 4, 2009 - 1:28pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

The UTB/TSC men's soccer team garnered its second victory of the 2009 season with a 2-0 win against the University of Saint Thomas (1-1-1) in a Thursday game at REK Center Field.

In a game that was highlighted by a back and forth defensive struggle, the Scorpions secured a win with goals by forward Juan Nava and midfielder Evans Frimpong.

UTB/TSC head men's soccer coach Dan Balaguero said though his team started slow, he was pleased with their performance.

"I think we started a bit slow the first 10 minutes, but once we started to get organized, we did much better than in our previous two games," Balaguero said. "Overall I'm happy with the performance."

Nava began the scoring for the Scorpions with a goal at the 10 minute mark of the first period. Nava was assisted by Omar Apodaca on the goal.

After the game, Balaguero praised Nava's determination and focus.

"I think Nava made the difference," Balaguero said. "Obviously he scored the first goal and I thought he had a really good night, so I'm happy with him."

The score remained 1-0 until the 29:25 mark of the second period when Frimpong scored on a penalty kick to put the Scorpions on top 2-0. UTB/TSC was awarded the penalty kick after UST midfielder Michael Enriquez picked up a yellow card. The card was one of four picked up by Saint Thomas during the game.

The Scorpions were able to hold off Saint Thomas for the remainder of the game and moved to 2-0 for the season.

UTB/TSC will next play Southern Nazarene University at 7 p.m., Saturday, September 5 at REK Center Field.

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