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Saints Rally for Sixth Straight Win

09/15/2013 – The men's soccer team had to rally from a halftime deficit to defeat St. Francis (Ind.) by the score of 2-1. The victory extended the Saints season opening win streak to six, while the Cougars fell to 5-2-1 overall.

The Saints were not only looking for their sixth straight victory, but also an opportunity to pick up their first road win of the year and to continue to hold their opponents off the scoreboard. The Cougars were not feeling too accommodating as they broke the Saints 353 consecutive minute streak of holding the opposition scoreless.

Trailing by a goal entering the second half of play the Saints continued to follow the game plan and were looking to take advantage of their chances. Opportunity struck in the 58th minute as Juan Torres netted his first goal of the season to tie the score at one. Michael Gagnon was credited with his fourth assist of the season on the Torres goal. The Saints, who have a had a flair for the dramatic this season, waited until the 88th minute of action to score the game winner. Jonathan Spencer's fifth goal of the season proved decisive as the senior from Traverse City forged the Saints to the 2-1 lead. Peter Brandenburg notched his second assist of the year on Spencer's game winner.

Craig Demshuk was credited with the victory in net as the Saints keeper recorded one save in 90 minutes of play. The total shots were even at twelve, while the Saints held a one kick advantage in corners.

Aquinas will return to action under the lights in Joliet, Illinois on Wednesday night. The Saints will battle the St. Francis Fighting Saints (2-3) at 8 p.m.

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