No. 6 Men's Soccer Defeats University of Tampa 4-2
September 26, 2015
Written by: Will Johansen, Sports Information Assistant
Lucas Coutinho scored two goals on the night for the 'Fish. Photo courtesy of Ron Hilliard
For just the second time this season, the ‘Fish conceded the first goal of the match, as Tampa’s Bay Downing scored in the 6th minute to give the Spartans the lead. Their lead wouldn't remain for long, as junior Lucas Coutinho scored an unassisted goal, soaring past the Spartan defense in the 13th minute.
After a PK goal for Tampa in the 24th minute, the ‘Fish tied it up again in the 30th minute as Sailfish defender Neil Slooves scored a header inside the box off a corner kick from Phill Cardoso.
Coutinho added his second goal on the evening in the 36th minute from Eddy Milien which gave the Sailfish a 3-2 lead, which would be the score at the end of the first half.
The Sailfish and Spartans combined for 14 shots in the second half, but only one found net as Lucas DaSilva scored his NCAA Division II leading 11th goal on the year in the 84th minute, to make the score 4-2 in favor of the Sailfish.
Steeven Raymont (7-0-1) picked up 5 saves on the night for the Sailfish.
The Sailfish are back in action Wednesday, Sept. 26 as they travel to Melbourne, Fla. to take on one of the top teams in the Sunshine State Conference, the Florida Tech Panthers at 7 pm. The Sailfish return to the RAC Saturday, Oct. 3 as the Sailfish host the Sharks of Nova Southeastern, in the “Battle of the Fish” starting at 7 pm.