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Second-Half Goals Stop Soccer Men

(Posted September 16, 2006)

Rio Tomlin scored his second-career goal for Juniata as the Eagles took on Carnegie Mellon.

Carnegie Mellon 3, Juniata 1 PITTSBURGH, Pa. ? For more than a half, the Juniata College men?s soccer team looked capable of pulling an upset against 21st-ranked Carnegie Mellon, but the final 35 minutes did not go the Eagles? way as the home team rallied to hand Juniata a 3-1 loss Saturday night. Juniata fell to 3-3 on the season, while Carnegie Mellon raised its record to 5-0. The home team outshot Juniata 8-3 in the opening 45 minutes, but it was the Eagles who got on the scoreboard first. After both teams were kept off the scoreboard for most of the first half, Rio Tomlin (Keystone Oaks/Pittsburgh) netted his second goal of the season when he slotted home a rebound in the 38th minute to give Juniata a 1-0 lead. The Eagles would maintain that edge the rest of the half, and then through the first ten minutes of the second half before the home team tied things up. Daniel Brackley knocked home a corner kick from Sean Filipovitz at the 54-minute mark, tying the score at one. Just four minutes later the home team took the lead for good when Filipovitz converted a Patrick Lutz pass to give the home team a 2-1 lead with 59th minutes gone in the game. Juniata keeper Mark Guthridge (DuBois/DuBois) worked to keep the Eagles in the match as he made three of his four saves in the second half. But Juniata was unable to put another goal past Carnegie Mellon keeper Matthew Bazin who made three saves in the contest. The final goal came in the 81st minute when William Schlough scored off an assist from Lutz adding to lead. Carnegie Mellon outshot Juniata 16-5 in the match. Juniata will be back in action on Sunday as the Eagles take on Franciscan. ###

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