Jacksonville Deals Campbell 3-1 TAAC Men's Soccer Loss

October 2, 1999

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Jacksonville University scored three times in less than eight minutes early in the second half to earn a 3-1 men's soccer victory over Campbell on Saturday at the Eakes Athletic Complex. The 19th-ranked Dolphins saw a 1-0 halftime deficit turn into a 3-1 advantage just 14:05 into the second period on goals by Hope Chiota, Mike Popovic and Bole Acimovic. Jacksonville won its second-straight match to improve to 8-1 on the year and 2-0 in the Trans America Athletic Conference. Campbell lost its fourth-consecutive outing and fell to 1-7, 0-3 in the TAAC.

The Camels struck first when Rafael Guanaes came off the bench and scored in the 44th minute of play. Guanaes finished a left-footed shot from outside the box after Matt Magner and Adam Martin strung together passes to set up the freshman from Brazil. Jacksonville, the defending TAAC champion, answered just 6:23 into the second period when Mike Popovic set up Chiota in the box for the equalizer. Just over five minutes later, Popovic scored what proved to be the game-winner when swept in from the right-flank and beat Camel keeper Phillip Hatcher to the far post. Less than three minutes later, Acimovic finished a counter attack off feeds from Chiota and Mladen Dikic for a two-goal JU edge. Campbell held a 15-13 advantage in shots, but JU keeper Petar Popovic made seven saves, at least three in one-on-one situations.

The Fighting Camels return to action on Wednesday at Coastal Carolina in a 3:00 p.m. kickoff.

Jacksonville 3, Campbell 1
Jacksonville 0 3 -- 3
Campbell 1 0 -- 1
Scoring: Campbell (43:42) Rafael Guanaes (Adam Martin, Matt Magner assists) Jacksonville (51:23) Hope Chiota (Mike Popovic) Jacksonville (56:52) Mike Popovic (Bole Acimovic) Jacksonville (59:05) Bole Acimovic (Milorad Djorjdevic, Chiota)
Shots: Jacksonville 13, Campbell 15
Corner Kicks: Jacksonville 7, Campbell 4
Saves: Jacksonville (Petar Popovic 7, Mike Miller 0), Campbell (Phillip Hatcher 3)
Fouls: Jacksonville 24, Campbell 15
Offside: Jacksonville 4, Campbell 2
Yellow Cards: Jacksonville - Djorjdevic (57:00), Acimovic (74:00)
Records: Jacksonville 8-1, 2-0 TAAC, Campbell 1-7, 0-3 TAAC
Attendance: 978