Statesmen Escape with Late Teixeira Goal
Oskaloosa–Despite not playing one of its best games, the William Penn men’s soccer team still dropped St. Mary (Kan.) 2-1 in non-conference play Wednesday.
The Statesmen (5-2), off to their best seven-game start since being 4-1-2 in 2008, went up 1-0 at the 7:32 mark when Francis Koroma (Fr., Brooklyn Park, Minn., General Accounting) found the back of the net off a long pass from Luis Islas (Sr., Boise, Idaho, History/Government). Koroma is now tied for the team lead with three goals.
Both teams had 11 shots in the matchup, but William Penn continued to hold its 1-0 edge until midway through the second half when the Spires (2-2) knotted things up in the 75th minute.
Fortunately, the hosts had the final say when Leonardo Teixeira (Sr., Sao Paolo, Brazil, Business Management) beat the USM goalkeeper at 86:02 with the assist going to Angelo Kelly (So., Ottumwa, Iowa, Physical Education). The score is Teixeira’s second of 2013.
Pedro Pereira (Fr., Sao Paolo, Brazil, Communications) saved four shots to improve to 5-1 on the season.
Next: William Penn travels to Yankton, S.D. Saturday to face Mount Marty in non-conference play at 3 p.m.