UTM vs. George Brown Men's Soccer Game Recap - Sept 20th, 2015

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MISSISSAUGA, ON. (September 20) – The University of Toronto Mississauga Eagles Varsity men’s soccer squad came away with their first point since joining the OCAA as a new affiliate member. With a game of experience at hand, the men held George Brown off the scoreboard for the majority of the match, but couldn’t sustain their 1-0 lead, ultimately drawing 1-1.

UTM saw a lot of pressure in the late minutes of the game; goalkeeper Jacob Monaco handled the attack saving a penalty kick that would have surely seen them fall.  UTM Head coach, Robert Brown, says Jacob has been improving since getting into the program, “With more training and more in-game experience he definitely could be working his way into an integral role with this team.”

UTM came out of the gates strong, in the eighth minute Andrew Kim made Varsity history netting UTM’s first ever men’s soccer regular season goal. The UTM team sustained the lead for the entire first half until George Brown’s Daniel Cunha converted the equalizer in the fifty-third minute of the second.

The rest of the game saw both teams compete aggressively; six different players from both sides received yellow cards, keeping the referee busy throughout the afternoon.

“We tweaked our formation from last week, and I believe that helped contribute to the better success,” says Coach Brown.

The men look to win their first game of their inaugural season, improving their current 0-1-1 record, travelling to Seneca College on Wednesday, September 23rd.

 

Written by: Eric Hewitson, Photography by: Kyle Johnson