JACKSON, Tenn. - 9/2/2011 - The Union (Tenn.) University men’s soccer team dropped a close match on Friday to Reinhardt (Ga.) College 2-1 in the first night of the Union University Soccer Classic. Union fell to 1-2 on the season, while Reinhardt improved to 2-0.
Union held a 1-0 halftime lead on a Pedro Rodrigues’ goal in the 36th minute of play. However, just over 11 minutes into the second half, Reinhardt’s John Connolly tied the match on a penalty kick after Union was call for a foul in the box. Then, just four minutes later, another foul on Union deep in their own territory set up a very close free kick for Reinhardt. Jansen Berry connected for the game winning goal.
Union’s James Landham, the reigning TranSouth Defensive Player of the Week, recorded three saves in his 90 minutes of work. Zach Schultz recorded seven saves for Reinhardt.
Up next for Union will be a 7 p.m. match on Saturday night versus Notre Dame (Ohio). Notre Dame defeated John Brown (Ark.) 4-3 in the opener of the classic on Friday night.
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