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Cougars Strike Late; Blank Princeton

TC Hull
TC Hull

PRINCETON, N.J. – SIUE men's soccer won its third consecutive game Friday courtesy of a 90th minute goal from sophomore T.C. Hull.

SIUE improved to 3-3 with its first road win of the year.

"Getting a shutout and a road win is important for our psyche," SIUE Head Coach Mario Sanchez said.

Princeton fell to 0-3-1 with the loss.

With less than a minute to play, the Cougars push began with a free kick from their own end. Greg Solawa found Eric Tejada with a perfect pass to the right side. Tejada hit a one-touch cross into the box where Hull headed it to the back post with just 14 seconds to play.

"It's nice to be on this end of a finish like that," Sanchez said. "We were on the other side of that early in the year and now that's two games in a row where we've scored late."

The Tigers controlled the tempo early. Princeton outshot SIUE 8-2 in the first half and finished with a 15-8 edge in the category.

"Princeton game out firing," Sanchez said. "They put us under a lot of pressure. We stuck through it."

The SIUE defense kept the Tigers off the scoreboard and senior Kyle Dal Santo earned his third consecutive shutout with a season-high eight saves.

"Johan DePicker was very good," Sanchez said. "Kyle had another solid game and Kashaun (Smith) had a very good game."

Sanchez also said the reserves provided a spark for the Cougars.   

"Guys off the bench did a really nice job," he said. "T.C. was big and not only for the goal. He did a nice job settling us. Joel Duncan also played well."

SIUE remains on the road to face another Ivy League opponent in Penn Sunday.

"Full credit to our players for improving and getting better with every game," Sanchez added. "Now we regroup and get ready for Sunday."

 

 

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