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Owls split tourney matches

Monday, September 24, 2012

SPRINGFIELD -- The Marshall boys' soccer team lost its first match Saturday and won its second to capture third place in the Greenwood Classic at Springfield.

The Owls gave up two goals in the final five minutes of their first-round contest against host Greenwood Lab to drop a 3-2 decision.

After a scoreless first half, Marshall broke the ice when sophomore Isai Trujillo scored his team-high 10th goal of the season off a pass from senior Ben Valencia -- a combination which had worked twice two days earlier during a 3-0 NCMC victory at Kirksville.

The Blue Jays answered three minutes later when junior Nick Hogan broke loose for a one-on-one goal past senior Isaac Phillips. Valencia broke the tie with 10 minutes remaining when he beat senior Evan Loyd with a penalty kick.

Greenwood was given the same opportunity eight minutes later, after senior Sam Reece knocked in a corner kick to tie the contest. With fewer than two minutes left, the Blue Jays (5-4) were awarded a penalty kick, which Hogan converted.

In the title match, Greenwood fell to Springfield-Central by a 2-1 margin.

The Owls finished the day with a 3-0 victory over West Plains (2-11), Phillips making two saves for his fourth shutout of the season.

Marshall got two goals from junior Jimmy Sandoval in the first half, while sophomore Jorge Tobar capped the scoring 15 minutes into the second frame with an assist from freshman Francisco Rivera.

The Owls (6-4) will be at home Tuesday for a non-conference tilt against Warrensburg.

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