Monday, October 21, 2013

Men's soccer: Stars win behind del Moral

Senior Nicolas Alonso del Moral scored twice in the second half to push the University of Illinois Springfield past Maryville 3-1 in a Great Lakes Valley Conference match on Sunday.

Junior Nikita Fadeev opened the scoring with a goal in the 18th minute for a 1-0 lead, with del Moral getting the assist.

The 1-12 Saints’ Kevin Ptacek scored to tie the score 1-1 late in the first half. But del Moral scored on a long shot to regain the lead for UIS about 4 minutes into the second half.

In the 88th minute, del Moral added an insurance goal as the Prairie Stars improved to 6-9 overall and 5-7 in the GLVC. UIS goalkeeper Jack Turanchik made four saves and got his fifth win.

The win was featured by The State Journal-Register on October 20, 2013.

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