Tampa Begins Regular Season in a Scoreless Draw

Tampa Begins Regular Season in a Scoreless Draw

TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa kicked off the season against the West Florida Argonauts, and after 110 minutes, the two teams ended in a scoreless draw. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa 0, West Florida 0 (2OT)
Records: Tampa Spartans (0-0-1), West Florida Argonauts (0-0-1)
Location: Pepin Stadium || Tampa, Fla. 
All-time Series: UT leads 13-4-4.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
1st Half |  Tampa ripped five shots in the first 45 minutes, Juancho Fernandez was able to put two shots on goal. The Argonauts accumulated two yellow cards in the first half, in the 34th minute given to Brandon Jose and in the 42nd minute for Ryan Sandidge. 
 
2nd Half | Marcel Salokat had one of the best opportunities on the night when he hit the cross bar with a laser in the 63rd minute. West Florida was granted seven corner kicks in the second half, compared to one corner kick for UT. 
 
Extra Time | The Spartans put on the pressure in extra time, as they took five shots in the final 20 minutes. In the second minute of extra time, Kameron Bethell received a yellow card for West Florida's third of the match.
 
INSIDE THE STATS:
  • Toni Soler had a game-high four shots, while Fernandez put two shots on target.
  • Each goalkeeper had five saves, and played the entire match in the season opener. 
  • The Argonauts committed 14 fouls, while receiving three yellow cards.  
UP NEXT: The University of Tampa will host Spring Hill College on Sunday at 3 p.m. (ET) at Pepin Stadium || 417 North Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. 33606
 
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