ST. AUGUSTINE –The Flagler College men’s soccer team upset No. 12 Lander University, 1-0, Saturday evening with a late second-half goal by Liam Fisch. The Saints stretched their win streak to four while snapping the Bearcats’ five-game win streak.
“As expected today was a battle against a very strong conference opponent,” said interim coach Thomas Coombes. “This team has a never say die attitude and they believed in one another until the very end and we got our reward with a brilliant goal in the second half."
The match was a battle of possession, with neither team able to hold the ball long enough to get a good shot off. Lander (9-3-4, 8-1-2 PBC) had three shots in the first half, while Flagler took one shot.
The Saints (9-3-3, 8-2-2 PBC) notched the game-winning goal in the 81st minute after Fisch launched the ball from just inside the box on a feed from Jesse van Krimpen.
Lander had the advantage in shots (10-4), shots on goal (6-3) and corner kicks (6-4). Tirso Trueba had a strong day in the net for Flagler, making six stops to earn his fifth shutout of the season.
The Saints recognized Jed Bowman, Jared Fuentes, Max Lambertz, Jared Marsano, Dan McGuire and Jonas Schmitt for senior day.
Flagler looks ahead to the Peach Belt Conference men’s soccer tournament that will begin Friday. The bracket will be released by the conference office early next week.
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