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Westminster soccer: Griffins play Embry-Riddle to scoreless tie

By Josh Fisher

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, Aug. 22 2014 10:26 p.m. MDT

After scoring four goals in Thursday’s season opener, the Westminster men’s soccer team went 11 minutes without finding the back of the net in a 0-0 tie against Embry-Riddle on Friday afternoon in the rain at Dumke Field.

Westminster (1-0-1) created some of its best chances in the second 10-minute overtime session and finished the game with a 13-12 edge in total shots. The Griffins put three shots on goal with Embry-Riddle (0-0-1) notching five shots on frame.

The best scoring chance in the game came in the 89th minute when Westminster’s Josh Jackson won a challenge with the Embry-Riddle keeper at the top of the penalty area only to see his header miss just outside the left post. Nick Uzunyan came close to the winner in the final seconds of regulation when his header from a corner kick went just outside the piping.

Anthony Alcox led all Griffins with three shots in the game, and he put one of them on frame. Jonnathan Rodriguez and Manuel Duenas each recorded two shots and one shot on goal. Sean Lyne recorded his first career shutout in goal for the Griffins with five saves.

Westminster returns to the pitch Saturday afternoon when it faces The Master’s at 2:30 p.m. at Dumke Field.

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