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Union Soccer Uses Record Comeback to Salvage Tie

JACKSON, Tenn. - 8/28/2004 - Union University and Reinhardt College (Ga.) played to a 3-3 tie in the final day fo the Jackson College Soccer Challege held at Union University. The Bulldogs trailed 3-0 before scoring three goals in the final 22 minutes to earn the tie. The three-goal comeback for Union is the largest margin the Bulldogs have rallied from in the short history of the program. Union's record goes to 2-0-1 on the season.

Reinhardt led 1-0 at the half the posted two more goals early in the second half. In what looked to be Union's first lost of the season, the Bulldogs started a comeback at the 68th minute of play on a goal by freshman Nikola Djordjevic. Then in the 81st minute, senior captain Redzi Stojiljkovic scored Union's second goal of the match. Union completed the comeback with a second goal by Djordjevic with four minutes to play.

Union's freshman defender from Scotland, Scott Sinclair, was named the Jackson College Soccer Challenge MVP for his extraordinary defensive efforts during the two-game classic.

Union's next contest will be Friday, Sept. 3 at the Lambuth Tournament as the Bulldogs will face Belhaven College (Miss.) at 4:00 p.m.

#DOGS#


Steven Aldridge
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