No. 13 Men’s Soccer Notches 2-1 Victory over Nova Southeastern

No. 13 Men’s Soccer Notches 2-1 Victory over Nova Southeastern

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Two early goals held up as the 13th-ranked Saint Leo men's soccer team held tough to defeat visiting Nova Southeastern 2-1 in NCAA South Region action at University Field on Wednesday night.

Striking early, the Lions picked up the game's first goal in the 27th minute when Chris Lavie came sliding into the box and redirected a Michael Panter cross into the back of the net.

Just eight minutes later Saint Leo (6-1) would spin the scoreboard again when Maximilian Schulze-Geisthovel raced past two defenders and managed the work the ball just inside the far post for the 2-0 lead.

The two goal advantage held until Nova Southeastern (3-2-2) picked up a goal in the 74th minute when Matthew Ilter managed to lob a shot over the arms of Manuel Schoenhuber.  With the lead cut in half, the Lions managed to run the final 16 minutes off the board to seal the win.

Schoenhuber picked up the win for the Lions in goal as he registered three saves and only allowed the one tally.  He improves to 6-1 in 2013.

Andrea Giombetti (3-2-2) is credited with the NSU loss behind three saves and two allowed goals.

The Lions will now look towards nearly a week of rest before welcoming Lynn University into University Field next Tuesday.  The Lions and Fighting Knights will kick off at 7:00 p.m. in the first Sunshine State Conference contest of 2013.

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