Monday, September 8, 2014

Coombes' goal gives UIS men's soccer win

Freshman defender Jack Coombes scored his second goal in as many games on Sunday to give the University of Illinois Springfield men's soccer team a 2-1 overtime victory over Montana State-Billings.

The score was tied 1-1 at halftime, and neither team scored in the second half .

Given a corner kick in the 102nd minute of play, the Prairie Stars took advantage as Ismael Serratos found Coombes for the game winner.

The Prairie Stars (2-0) took and early lead with Chukwuka Iwe converted a penalty kick at 20:32 into the first half. But the Yellow Jackets responded with a penalty kick of their own, with Thorge Jess scoring to tie it at the 31:48 mark.

The win was reported by The State Journal-Register on September 7, 2014.

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