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Castro's Game-Winning PK Goal Extends The Griffins Winning Streak Out To Three

Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch
Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University men's soccer team picked up another huge conference win on Saturday after defeating Greenville, 1-0.

"Defensively, we played very well tonight and then Andres Castro was big with his second consecutive game-winning goal," said head coach Donnie Alberty. "The conditions were not very favorable tonight, and then the weather was also a bit of a challenge. We are happy to get the three points and we'll move on to the next match."

The Griffins (6-6; 3-0 SLIAC), ended with eight shots, while Castro record his third goal on the season. In net, Drew Blair earned his fourth win and second shutout on the season.

The Panthers (10-3; 2-1 SLIAC), totaled 13 shots as Jared McPeek and Juan Jose Herranz had three shots each. In goal, Nick Holland made four saves.

In the first, the Griffins were active early. Blake Smugala had the ball just outside the box and his attempt went off a Greenville player's hand in the box, awarding a penalty-kick to Fontbonne a little over one minute into the match.

Castro stepped in and he scored towards the far post to give the home team a 1-0 advantage. It was a physical game the rest of the half with the two teams combining for 16 fouls and 12 shots, though Fontbonne still maintained a 1-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, the Panthers had a shot advantage of 7-2. Its best scoring chance came in the 74th minute when Adam Jones sent a high shot towards Blair, but he was able to make the save. That'd be the last chance for Greenville with Fontbonne hanging on for the 1-0 win.

The team looks for its fourth straight win on Tuesday afternoon when they'll visit Spalding. Kick-off is slated for 3 p.m.

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