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Men’s soccer loses to Memphis

Mens Soccer 9/17/19

The men’s soccer team fell to the University of Memphis Tigers 2-0 at its third home game of the season Tuesday night, bringing their record to 0-5-1. 

The match began with an intense first-half fight from both teams. Each put up multiple shot attempts and earned a few fouls early in the game, including a yellow card pulled on Memphis’ Gurman Sangha.

The first goal of the match wasn’t scored until the 43rd minute into the first half, when Memphis junior Alexandros Lerides scored with an assist from senior Sam Ashton.

Early into the second half, Memphis scored their second and final goal with another shot from Lerides, this time assisted by senior Jackson Morse.

Belmont went scoreless from then until the final whistle, missing several scoring opportunities.

Despite Belmont’s loss, junior goalkeeper Nicolo Dini had an outstanding nine saves, two of which were high-intensity double saves.

Belmont junior Nigel Leo also stood out by showcasing his impressive footwork and tight defense.

The Bruins’ next challenge will be against Presbyterian College on Saturday at 2 p.m. at E.S. Rose Park.

This article written by Julieann Challacombe. Photos by Colby Crosby.

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