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Griffins Upset Attempt Comes Up Short Against No. 24 Comets, Massay Nets Fourth On Season

Photo credit: Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang
Photo credit: Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang

RICHARDSON, Texas.—The Fontbonne University men's soccer team looked for an upset win on Friday night in Texas, however, the No. 24-ranked Texas-Dallas Comets pulled away for the 3-1 victory.

Final: No. 24 Texas-Dallas 3, Fontbonne 1

Location: Richardson, Texas

Records: No. 24 Texas-Dallas 6-1, Fontbonne 1-6-1

How It Happened

In the 12th minute of the first half, a foul was called on the Griffins and the Comets were awarded a penalty-kick. Jovi Munoz stepped up and scored to give the home team a 1-0 lead.

However, that advantage was short-lived. In the 14th minute, Jared Lyeki received the ball near the top left-corner of the box. He passed it on over for a cutting Mike Massay and he one-touched it past the Comets net-minder to tie it up at 1-1.

Six minutes later, though the Comets regained the advantage. Alfredo Kaegi got the loose ball inside the box and he scored into the top corner of the net to make it a 2-1 outing at the break.

In the second half, 33.0 seconds in, the Comets made it a 3-1 game. Merek Bychovski sent a through ball for Kaegi, he got behind the Griffins defense, and scored his second on the night. Texas-Dallas went on to hold Fontbonne to one shot in the second half and held on for the two-goal win.

Fontbonne Leaders

  • The Griffins finished with four shots.
  • Massay's goal was his team-high fourth on the season.
  • Eric Volk made a season-high nine saves.

Texas-Dallas Leaders

  • The Comets concluded with 21 shots overall.
  • Kaegi led with five shots and two goals. Munoz added four shots.

Up Next

The Griffins will take tomorrow off and return to action in Texas on Sunday morning when they'll take on Mary Hardin-Baylor. Kick-off at 11 a.m.

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