Ouachita Baptist Spoils Sailfish Efforts the Second Time Around

Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications

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ARKADELPHIA, Ark.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s soccer team looked to make it a second straight Labor Day weekend with a pair of victories against Harding University and Ouachita Baptist University, both of the Gulf South Conference, only to come up short. After taking down the Harding Bison on Saturday by a 2-0 final tally, the Fish had that score reversed against them facing the Ouachita Baptist Tigers on Monday afternoon as they were defeated 2-0.

Now 1-1 to start the season, the Sailfish managed to outshoot the Tigers (2-0) but were unable to find the back of the net despite their 10-8 advantage on shots including an 8-2 disparity in the second-half.

Both OBU goals came in the first-half of action as Sergiu Postolache put home the game’s first goal in the 25th minute on an unassisted strike while Rizvan Ceka followed that goal up 15 minutes later on an assist from Alex Tonrey in the 40th minute.

OBU goalkeeper Grayson Townsend would work the duration of the match and improve to 2-0 on the season while making two saves. PBA’s Jonathan Strunk made one save in net while dropping his first game as the starting Sailfish keeper.

The Sailfish will now return home to the Sunshine State and begin preparations for their first in-state opponent in Florida Tech to be played on Friday, September 10th at 4 p.m in Melbourne, Florida. The Fish will be looking to avenge last season’s defeat at the hands of the Panthers after beating FIT the previous two seasons.

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