Coldron's Goal Lifts Lee Men's Soccer Over Union

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Thanks to an Alfie Coldron goal and another clean sheet from goalkeeper Tristan Putnam the Lee men's soccer team blanked the Union University Bulldogs, 1-0 on a muggy Sunday afternoon.

Coldron scored the lone goal of the match in the 37thminute as he dribbled around two defenders and slid a shot inside the near post past the diving keeper to put the Flames ahead just before the half. It was the first career goal for the junior from London, England.

"It was hot out here today so we had to stick with it and keep battling. It wasn't the prettiest win but we got a nice goal from Alfie and just had to hang on in the second half but sometimes that's what it takes when you're on the road and you get a win it's a good one," said Lee head coach Derek Potteiger.

Putnam made the lead stick in the second half as he turned away several chances from the Bulldogs while collecting seven saves in the match. The native of Forney, Texas now has three shutouts on the season and a stingy 0.72 goals against average.

When asked about his senior goalie Potteiger noted, "He's been big for us this year for sure and it was another great performance by Tristan today. We talked about it before the match when you have tired legs opportunities are going to come for the other team and he stepped up big for us today."

Union held a slight 16-15 advantage in shots and a 7-6 edge in shots on goal. Union earned seven corners while the Flames managed five.

Casper Nyberg was tagged with the loss in net for the Bulldogs. He allowed the one goal while recording five saves.

Lee improves to 10-3-1 all-time against Union and have now won three straight contests against the Bulldogs.

The win moves the Flames to 3-3-2 on the year and an even 2-2 in the Gulf South Conference. Union is still searching for its elusive first win of the season and falls to 0-6, 0-3.

After two back to back weekend series the Flames will play just one game next week as they welcome former coach Paul Furey and the Shorter Hawks to town Friday night for a 7 p.m. conference showdown.

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