Falcons Fall 3-2 to Houston Baptist
Senior Eric Tise scored his first career goal Sunday

Oct. 7, 2012

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Leonel Munoz scored two goals and Kristpher Tyrpek added a goal and an assist as the Houston Baptist men's soccer team upset MPSF-leading Air Force, 3-2, Sunday afternoon at Sorrels Field in Houston, Texas. Air Force had come into the match with a lot of momentum, having upset fifth-ranked New Mexico in Albuquerque two days earlier, 1-0 in overtime.

Air Force (5-6-1, 2-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) scored the game's first goal in the 20th minute, as Garrett Getschow notched his first goal of the season, assisted by Eric Tise. Tise sent a long pass up the field and Getschow one-touched it, lobbing it over keeper Zach Harwerth.

HBU (3-5-1, 1-1-1) tied the match in the 39th minute as Munoz scored his first of the match, assisted by Tyrpak. Tyrpak sent a backwards pass, using the heel of his foot to send the ball to Munoz, who went up the left side. His shot went underneath AFA keeper Matt Underwood's left arm into the lower right corner of the net.

HBU then scored twice in a 10-minute span in the second half. The duo of Munoz and Tyrpak struck again in the 59th minute, as there was a lot of commotion inside the box. Tyrpak crossed the ball into the center of the box and Munoz kicked the ball into the back of the net.

In the 69th minute, following an Air Force foul, Mark Gendi took the free kick. He sent a pass into the box and Tyrpak came from the left side, flying through the box and heading the ball into the net for a 3-1 Husky lead.

The Falcons tried to come back, scoring a goal in the 81st minute to make the score 3-2. Tise scored the first of his career, assisted by Alex Frazier. HBU outshot Air Force 12-11 in the match and each team had four corner kicks.

Harwerth earned the win in goal for HBU, making one save. Underwood suffered his first conference loss for Air Force, making four saves.

The Falcons return home for a rematch against New Mexico next Friday, Oct. 12 at Cadet Soccer Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.



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