Mens Soccer Downed by Jacksonville
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate men's soccer squad fell on Sunday afternoon to visiting Jacksonville, 4-0, at County University Soccer Stadium.
Jacksonville (7-6-1, 2-3-0) scored what proved to be the game-winner as Tyler Williams found the back of the net in the seventh-minute from the left side of the box.
Upstate (1-9-3, 0-6-0) had two chances to tie the match in the 10th-minute but Colin Francis (Toronto, Ontario/Father Leo J. Austin) and Jan Wienholt (Bocholt, Germany/Gymnasium) had their shots saved by Dolphin goalkeeper Zach Greenwald.
The Dolphins netted their second goal of the half when Nedim Hurstic scored from the left side in the 15th-minute. Jacksonville tacked on its third goal of the half when Daniele Campailla scored in the 35th-minute to give the Dolphins a 3-0 lead, one they would carry to the locker room at halftime.
The Dolphins set the final tally at 4-0 when Campailla netted his second goal of the match in the 59th-minute.
Jacksonville outshot the Spartans 15-10 and led the way in shots on-goal 12-5. The Spartans took a total of seven corner kicks in the match, while the Dolphins had six. Jacksonville committed 11 fouls and was whistled offsides four times, while Upstate had eight fouls and one offsides penalty.
Upstate goalkeeper Jason McCabe (Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork) recorded seven saves and the Spartans also had a team save. Meanwhile, Dolphin goalkeeper Zach Greenwald made five saves on Sunday.
Upstate will return to action next weekend of a tour through the Music City as they face off against Lipscomb and Belmont.