Trojan booters fall to UT-Martin 2-1

MARTIN, Tenn. (  ­– UT Martin scored a pair of late goals to defeat the Troy soccer team, 2-1, at Skyhawk Field on Friday.

The Trojans (4-2) took the lead early in the second half courtesy of an own goal by UT Martin. Troy conceded goals in the 85th and 89th minutes of the contest.


Despite being gifted a goal in the second half, Troy had plenty of opportunities to score. In the 43rd minute, Abby Reynolds fired a shot that hit the crossbar, while Maddie Brune had a headed effort saved in the 18th minute.


“It was a very disappointing loss and performance from our team,” head coach Jason Hamilton said.

“UT Martin out worked us and our decision making didn’t give us much of a chance to win. We wasted a lot of opportunities in this game and when you don’t put the game away, you give the other team a chance.”

Troy travels to Oxford, Miss., to battle Ole Miss at 7 p.m. on Sunday; the game will be broadcast on ESPN3. The Rebels (3-2) recently dropped from the top 25, but are still receiving votes. The Trojans are 0-1 against the SEC-foe all-time.


  • The loss snaps Troy’s three-game winning streak.


  • The Trojans entered the game second in the conference with 26 corners kicks (5.2/gm) and produced eight more on Friday.


  • Friday marks the first time Troy has lost a game when leading in the 80th minute or later since Sept. 14, 2007 when the Trojans allowed an 87th minute equalizer to Central Arkansas, then surrendered the game-winner in overtime.

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