Air Force Squeaks By Bucknell, 1-0
Sept. 19, 2003
Junior Marcus Sagastume scored the only goal of the game in the 71st minute to lead the Air Force men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Bucknell Friday in the first round of the 2003 Falcon Invitational at Cadet Soccer Stadium. Loyola Marymount defeated Oral Roberts, 2-0, in the other first round matchup.
Sagastume took a centering pass from junior Daniel Bolin and fired a 25-yard laser into the bottom left corner of the net past Bucknell goalie Adam Edwards with 19:15 remaining in regulation.
The game was a back and forth affair from the start. Bucknell had a prime scoring chance in the 10th minute as Ori Abradi took a shot from 10 yards out that got past Air Force goalie Brian Dougal, but Falcon Clay McGillivray made the save just in front of the net.
Dougal, a sophomore netminder, improved his record to 3-1 and posted the second shutout of his career. He made three saves, including a diving stop on another Adrabi shot with about five minutes remaining in the game.
The total shots were fairly even with Air Force holding a 15-13 advantage, but the Falcons had nine shots on goal, compared to four for the Bison.
In the first game of the day, Kevin Novak and Pat Parker each scored a goal as Loyola Marymount improved to 4-2-1 this season. Matthew Kovar posted an assist on each goal. Oral Roberts fell to 1-4-1.
The tournament concludes on Sunday, Sept. 21 as Loyola Marymount takes on Bucknell at 12 p.m., followed by Air Force against Oral Roberts at 2 p.m.