Pensacola, Fla. (September 5, 2008) - In the first two games of the 2008 season it seemed that the luck fell the way of the Saint Leo University men's soccer team as they jumped out to a 2-0 start. All that luck turned against the No. 25 Lions as they fell to the University of West Florida by a 2-0 final score in NCAA South Region play from the UWF Soccer Complex on Friday night.
After 25 minutes where it seemed the Lions dominated posession for most of play, the Argonauts notched the first goal of the match as senior forward Nolan Intermoia headed a redirected corner kick past a diving Saint Leo goalkeeper Griffin Pharr (So., Ft. Myers, Fla.) into the bottom corner of the net. The play was the result of a questionable advantage call that seemingly came after an offsides was called on West Florida. The referee ruled that the offsides occured after the foul was committed and awarded the Argos the free kick.
The Argos held the one goal advantage into the second half before they tacked on another in the 55th minute. Some nice passing on the UWF attack saw the ball land at the foot of senior Lance Nelson who went one-on-one with Pharr and managed to slot it past him and into the goal.
The Lions had no problem maintaining posession throughout the course of the game, but only managed 13 total shots and just two on goal. They also carried a significant edge in corner kicks at 11-to-2 but could not redirect any of the into the goal as their offensive struggles have carried them over 200 minutes without a goal.
Saint Leo will attempt to get back on the winning track as they will travel to Thomasville, Ga. and face Thomas University on Sunday afternoon. The men's game is scheduled to kick-off at 3:30 p.m. and all the action will be carried on the Saint Leo University Audiocast Network.