UTB/TSC Boys Soccer Wins Again
POSTED: Monday, September 14, 2009 - 10:58pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
Scorpions Rally for Win over TAMIU, 4-2; Remain Undefeated at 4-0
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 9:07 PM - [Men's Soccer]
LAREDO -- Just like the Scorpion women came from behind to win after a 2-0 deficit the day before on the same field, the UTB/TSC men's soccer team did exactly the same in a 4-2 win over Texas A&M International University here Monday night.
The win keeps the Scorpions unbeaten with a 4-0 record while TAMIU drops to 0-3-1 in the first road test for the Scorpions after starting the season with three home games.
"I'm most happy with the spirit of the team, and how we stayed together after being down 2-0," Scorpion head coach Dan Balaguero said. "It's all a credit to the players. It's nice to get a road victory on our first time away from home."
On Sunday, the UTB/TSC women's soccer team found itself down to TAMIU 2-0 before scoring two goals just before the half to the tie game, 4-2. The Scorpion women scored four more goals in the second half for an 8-2 win.
It was almost the same script Monday night. The Scorpions found themselves down, 2-0, after a goal and a penalty kick put the Dustdevils ahead 18 minutes into the game.
"It was a tough physical game and they had a good crowd," Balaguero said. "We had to show some character to come from behind like we did."
The defending Red River Athletic Conference champions did just that. On a free kick, Mario Perez found Chris Scott in position for a 15-yard goal in the 32nd minute to make it 2-1.
Perez got his second assist of the first half eight minutes later when he delivered a cross pass to Juan Nava, who found the goal to tie the game at 2-2, where the score stood at halftime.
In the second half, Evans Frimpong then drilled in a 20-yard power shot with an assist by Chris Scott in the 54th minute to make it 3-2. The final goal was a "big-time goal" as Balaguero said, when Richard Nyarko dribbled past six Dustdevils to score from 10 yards out to end the scoring.
The Scorpions outshot TAMIU, 16-10, and had a 10-4 advantage in shots on goal. UTB/TSC goalkeeper Juan Gamboa played all 90 minutes and had two saves.
UTB/TSC continues its string of road games with two contests in Mobile, Ala. Friday and Saturday.