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St. Thomas - Houston
LSU Shreveport
Men's Soccer - Sat, Sep. 30, 2017
St. Thomas (Texas) (1-5-1, 0-3)011
LSU Shreveport (7-3, 1-2)112
Shreveport, LA
Scoring Summary
1 40:58Carlos Martinez (LSU Shreveport)
2 46:37Jacob Evans (St. Thomas (Texas))
2 59:16Carlos Martinez (LSU Shreveport)
St. Thomas (Texas)Indv. LeadersLSU Shreveport
#8 Jacob Evans - 1Goals#8 Carlos Martinez - 2
NoneAssists None
#8 Jacob Evans - 7Shots #8 Carlos Martinez - 5
#1 Sebastian Santos - 7Saves #1 Mickey Raine - 6
St. Thomas (Texas)Team StatisticsLSU Shreveport
13 (7)Shots (on goal) 14 (9)
7Saves 6
14Fouls 13
1Corner Kicks 3
1Offsides 0

SHREVEPORT, La. – The LSU Shreveport Pilots men's soccer team tallied a 2-1 win over the St. Thomas Celts on Saturday afternoon in front of good crowd at The Swamp in Red River Athletic Conference action. The Pilots improve to 1-2 in the RRAC play and 7-3 on the season while St. Thomas slips to 1-5-1 on the year and 0-3 in the league.

"I'm happy for the boys to get back in the win column today," said LSUS Head Coach Phillip Bohn. "We worked hard and stayed more organized today. We showed some creativity with the ball and created some quality scoring opportunities. Getting that first conference win has been hard. I think we remembered today how good it feels to win after a couple of disappointing losses. Now we will get back to work continuing to improve at training and we will work hard to create another winning streak."

Carlos Martinez (JR/Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) had a great day for the Pilots as he scored their two goals and led the team with five shots, four of which were on goal. Martinez made several good runs later in the game and had some chances after good balls were served in to get the hat trick but unfortunately could not get it by the UST keep for a third time.

Murray Cockburn (JR/Edinburgh, Scotland) led all subs with three shots taken and had one on goal.

David Martinez (SR/Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) ripped off two shots, one being on goal.

Jevanni Hinkson (FR/Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago), Niklas Schell (FR/Nuremberg, Germany), Niall Cheshire (FR/Eastbourne, England) and Alvaro Torres (JR/Cali, Colombia) all took one shot for the Pilots.

Mickey Raine (JR/Dallas, Texas) played his first game in goal for the Pilots and got the job done making six saves in 90 minutes of action.

• The first goal of the contest came after a foul called against UST inside the box which gave Carlos Martinez a penalty kick. The UST keeper dove to his right and Martinez chipped it up and over for the 1-0 lead for the Pilots.

• The game was nip and tuck which included a few yellow cards, five total in the game including one double yellow for a St. Thomas player which led to the Celts playing a man down for the game's final 50 minutes.

• The Celts came out of the half motivated and determined to get on the board and they did with a goal from Jacob Evans during the 46th minute to tie the game at one. Evans was at the top of the box as he gathered an attempt to a clear, turned around and fired one to the bottom left corner just out of the reach of Raine.

• The Pilots kept fighting and Carlos Martinez delivered the game winning goal off of a free kick during the 59th minute.

• Although that was the final goal of the day, the Pilots continued to apply pressure and sent several missiles at the UST keeper which he was able to save.

• The Pilots edged the Celts in total shots (14-13) and on goal (9-7).

• The foul count had the visitors with 14 and the Pilots with 13.

• There was not much action in the corners but the Pilots took three to St. Thomas' one.

• vs Texas College on Thursday (Oct. 5) at 3:30 p.m.
• vs Jarvis Christian on Saturday (Oct. 7) at 3:30 p.m.

M - Soccer
Overall RRAC Streak
11-4 (.733) 4-3 (.571) Won 4
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