Spartans Play to Draw at No. 9 PBA

Spartans Play to Draw at No. 9 PBA
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The University of Tampa men's soccer team netted a second-half game-tying goal as it played to a 1-1 tie at No. 9 Palm Beach Atlantic University. 
 
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa 1, Palm Beach Atlantic 1 (2 OT)
Records: Tampa (2-1-1, 1-0-1 SSC), Palm Beach Atlantic (4-0-2, 1-0-1 SSC)
Location: Rinker Athletic Camp | West Palm Beach, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa holds an 11-5-2 advantage in the all-time series. 
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
1st Half | The first goal of the match was scored at the 25:09 mark as Jerry Saint-Vil gave the Sailfish a 1-0 lead. PBA would outshoot the Spartans 6-1 on the half.
2nd Half | With under 18 minutes to play, freshman Markus Woldsund netted the game-tying goal as his score came at the 72:17 mark. The unassisted goal came off a rebound. Tampa would outshoot the Sailfish 8-7 in the period.
1st Overtime | PBA would outshoot the Spartans 3-1 with each team unable to score.
2nd Overtime | The second and final overtime period went scoreless. PBA was credited with a pair of shots as the Spartans had one.
 
INSIDE THE STATS:
• The Sailfish held an 18-11 advantage in shots, with a 6-4 edge in shots on goal.
• The goal for Woldsund was the first of his collegiate career.
Bay Downing, Felipe DeSousa and Mike Schessl each registered a pair of shots. 
• The game marked the Spartan debut for DeSousa, who is a transfer from Florida Gulf Coast.
• Jake Richards started in goal for the Spartans, finishing with five saves.
• Tampa took nine corner kicks compared to eight for the Sailfish.
• PBA more than doubled the Spartans in fouls, 25-12.
 
UP NEXT:
Tampa returns to the field next weekend as they travel to Auburndale, Fla. to visit Florida Southern College on Saturday at 7 p.m. The game is set to take place at Lake Myrtle Sports Park.
 
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