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Strong USF Second Half Overwhelms Men's Soccer

Strong USF Second Half Overwhelms Men's Soccer

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- The Siena Heights men's soccer team fell 4-2 to Saint Francis (Ind.) in non-conference action, on Wednesday.

The scoring opened in the 18th-minute as Michael McLelland scored for the Cougars (2-2), the assist going to Carlos Azancot and Colin Baker. SHU responded just three minutes later as Rahbar Khan sent one to the back of the net, tying the game 1-1. Although SHU outshot USF 9-3 in the first half, the score remaind 1-1 through halftime.

Justin Gray scored for the Saints (0-4) in the 61st-minute off of a Rahbar Khan pass, which looked like the game-winner as the game neared a close. However, in the final 10 minutes of the game, Saint Francis stepped on the gas and finished three shots to win it 4-2 over SHU. Cougars' goals went to Colin Barker and Tito Cuellar, who scored twice.

Leading the Saints in shots was Rahbar Kahn, taking five shots. Brent Rodden also added three shots for SHU. Saint Francis was led by Cuellar, the only Cougar taking two shots.

Siena Heights goalkeeper Morgen Gardocki stopped one shot in goal while winning goalkeeper Braden Conn made four saves.

SHU outshot the Cougars 14-8, however USF held a 3-2 corner kick advantage.

Next up, the Saints will host Huntington (Ind.) in a 3 p.m. non-conference contest on Saturday.