For the third consecutive season,
Union University's men's soccer team is National Christian College
Athletic Association Mideast Regional Champions.
Photo By HELEN COMER/The Jackson Sun -
Union University's Adrian Yeung (11) takes control of the ball in
front of Oakland City (Ind.) College's Gavin Wells on Saturday
during the championship game of the Mideast Regional at Union.
The Bulldogs defeated Oakland City College (Ind.), 13-1, on
Saturday in the championship match. The victory qualified Union
for the NCCAA national tournament which begins Friday in Orlando,
Joe Phiri lead the Bulldogs with four goals, which set a school
record for most goals in a single game. Phiri also dished out two
Leandro Carvalho scored three goals, and Kekec Zhivkovic added
two goals for the Bulldogs (16-5). David Delaughter, Kolo Goshi,
Nic Barjaktarevic and Ryan Smith also scored goals.
Last season, Union finished sixth in the national tournament.
"Obviously, we're hoping to go down and give a good
showing," Union coach Darin White said. "I feel like
we've got a team that's got some experience. We do expect it to be
a very, very competitive tournament.