KISSIMMEE, Florida — The University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes men’s soccer team scored a goal, created many opportunities and turned in some brilliant defensive plays during a weekend tour in Florida, but still lost matches to Florida College and Johnson University.
The Mingoes lost 4-1 to Johnson University on Saturday, a day after suffering a 3-0 setback to Florida College. Both matches were played at Johnson University’s field in Kissimmee, Florida. The men’s soccer team now has a 0-3-1 win-loss-draw record in international play this season.
Head Coach Dion Godet said he felt the team had some great moments of soccer during the tour, but because both of their opponents had what appeared to be an endless supply of substitutions, it was difficult for UB to match the intensity.
“Our squad demonstrated a competitive spirit and produced opportunities during the matches,” he said. “However, a lack of manpower eventually gave way to strategic use of 30-man plus bench and key substituting in the latter part of the match.”
Tristin Arnold scored the lone goal for the side. He scored off a corner from Elcott Johnson in the 7th minute against Johnson University.
“Elcott just gave me a certain look and I was one of the taller guys in the box and when I ran inside I just saw a chance because the ball came right at me and I knew I had to head it to the far post,” he said.
The UB men’s soccer team now gets ready for competition in the local Bahamas Football Association’s (BFA) league next month. The Mingoes are the defending BFA champions.