Saint Leo, Fla. (October 6, 2007) – The Saint Leo University men’s soccer team (7-2-2, 3-1 SSC) picked up its fifth straight win overall, and third straight in the Sunshine State Conference, with a 3-1 triumph over Florida Tech (2-7-2, 1-3-1 SSC) on Saturday at University Field. The victory was also the 100th of Saint Leo head coach Joel Harrison's coaching career in the NCAA.
SLU striker Jonathan Glenn (Fr., Maloney Gardens, Trinidad & Tobago) had a two-goal game for the fourth time this season and the second straight match overall. Glenn’s strike partner Eusebio Montoya (Jr., Smithfield, N.C.) scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 20th minute of the game.
Glenn opened the scoring in the 14th minute, taking a through ball from Montoya and calmly pulling it beyond the ‘keeper before slotting home for his ninth goal of the campaign. Tech equalized in the 19th minute when Nicolas Garcia scored a similar goal to Glenn’s, as he rounded Sam Luedke (Sr., Deltona, Fla.) and slotted home.
However, the Lions were back in front just one minute later when a mistake by Tech goalkeeper Cory Collins presented Montoya with a golden chance. Montoya collected the ball and from an acute angle forced it across the line for a 2-1 Saint Leo lead, which the Lions held at half-time.
Tech had a golden opportunity to equalize at the start of the second half when they were awarded a penalty kick in the 47th minute. However, the resulting spot kick was saved brilliantly by Luedke diving to his right.
Glenn iced the match in the 80th minute when he took a long punt from Luedke and then once again rounded Collins before slotting into an empty net to match Montoya with his 10th goal of the season.
The Lions will hit the road this Wednesday for another Sunshine State Conference match at the University of Tampa. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Pepin Stadium.