Men's soccer falls in final day of JU/Adidas Invitational to UNCW

Sept. 11, 2005

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Freshman Akeem Preistley scores two goals, but it is not enough as the Jacksonville University men's soccer team falls to UNC-Wilmington, 3-2, Sunday morning at the JU/Adidas Invitational.

Trailing 2-0 in the second half, Priestley kicked a thundering shot in top left corner of the goal for his first score of the season. He later tied the game for the Dolphins (2-2) by scoring on a long shot from an assist by freshman Phillip Meyner at the 20-minute mark in the second half.

The Seahawks (3-1) scored off a header at the 15-minute mark in the second half and held off the Dolphins potent scoring attack to earn the win

"I was pleased with the way our team played today," said head coach Mike Johnson. "It is unfortunate that we gave up two goals in the first half that were the run of the play. It is hard to climb out of a 2-0 deficit."

"I told our kids at half time that if we tied the game that we could win, but the out come didn't turn out that way," Johnson said.

The Dolphins travel to play against Hofstra on Friday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. in the UCF Invitational.