Men's Soccer Topped By Stetson In Season Finale, 2-1

Nov. 1, 2003

Box Score

                                        1       2       F
Jacksonville (3-11-3, 2-6-1 A-Sun)      1       0       1
Stetson (8-9, 5-4 A-Sun)                0       2       2

Goals: JU- Tyler Stansberry (Stephen Decker) 14:42, STET- Alex Minton (penalty kick) 69:29, Rudy Mehrens (Alex Minton, Shannon Mays) 78:15. Shots on Goal: JU- 5, STET- 5. Corner Kicks: JU- 4, STET- 7. Saves: JU- 3 (Greg Williams 1, Mike Miller 2), STET- 4 (Ian Landrum 4).

DELAND, Fla. - Freshman midfielder Tyler Stansberry (McAllen, Texas) scored in the 15th minute to give JU an early 1-0 lead, before Stetson rallied with a pair of late goals to defeat the Dolphins, 2-1, Saturday in A-Sun men's soccer action. Alex Minton led the Hatters (8-9, 4-5 A-Sun) with a goal and an assist. JU, which has appeared in the last two A-Sun tournaments, finishes the season at 3-11-3, 2-6-1 in the A-Sun.

Stansberry gave the Dolphins a 1-0 lead when he took a pass from senior midfielder Stephen Decker (Gainesville, Fla.), and fired a shot that caromed into the goal off the left post. Stetson answered in the 70th minute when Minton scored on a penalty kick, to tie the match at 1-1. Rudy Mehrens netted the game-winner for the Hatters in the 79th minute when he scored from five yards out, with Minton and Shannon Mays assisting on the play.

JU senior goalkeeper Greg Williams (Hopewell, N.Y.) shutout Stetson for over 60 minutes, before senior Mike Miller (East Brunswick, N.J.) took over and stopped a pair of shots. Ian Landrum collected four saves in the win for the Hatters.