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September 28, 2012

Second Half Outburst Lifts Austin College Past Southwestern

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The Austin College men's soccer team tallied three goals in a 12 minute span in the second half to give the 'Roos a 3-0 victory over visiting Southwestern University on Friday afternoon. The 'Roos are now 6-2-2 overall and 2-0 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with the victory. 

After a scoreless first half the 'Roos got on the board in the 55th minute of action when James Saulnier headed home a corner kick from Caleb Sherer, and less than three minutes later Andy Johnson found the back of the net from 25 yards out off of feeds from Sherer and Joey Alcocer to make it a 2-0 game. The margin would grow to 3-0 in the 67th minute when Alcocer added a goal of his own off an assist from Memo Allande. 

The 'Roos held an 11-6 shot advantage in the first half but a 20 shot second half for Southwestern gave the Pirates a 26-23 edge in the game. Andrew Celio made seven saves to keep the clean sheet for Austin College while Daniel Poole made seven saves for Southwestern. 

Austin College is back in action on Sunday when they host Trinity University, currently ranked No. 1 in the nation, at 12:00 p.m. 

Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. 

About Austin College 

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges that Change Lives.

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