FLORENCE, S.C. Ė Host Francis Marion used a pair of second half goals to defeat Pfeiffer University 3-1 in non-conference menís soccer action on Tuesday afternoon. The victory pushes the Patriots to 3-6-1 on the year while the Falcons dip to 1-5-3.
Francis Marion got on the board first in the 35th minute of play as Alex Blandin took a pass from Ivan Juric and found the back of the net for his third goal of the season. The Patriots held that advantage through halftime and up into the 73rd minute until Fahret Salihovic (Charlotte, N.C.) put home the equalizer with a 15-yard blast. Jeff Cannon (Lewis Center, OH) found the attacker with the pass for the gameís tying goal.
Less than a minute later, FMUís Shane McConlogue put the Patriots back up one with his first of the year with a shot from 17 yards out. McConlogue then assisted with Juric on the gameís final tally put in by Chris Foltanski. Foltanskiís second of the year came with just 1:18 left for the insurance strike.
Pfeiffer will be back in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday traveling to Belmont Abbey. The Falcons and Crusaders will kick-off at 4:00 p.m.