The University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s soccer team saw No. 5 ranked Rockhurst score two second half goals on Sunday en route to 2-0 Great Lakes Valley Conference win. Kaleb Jackson (#11 above, DeSmet) scored the second goal and created the first with his pace and technical skills. Both came as he won balls by beating defenders to what might have been 50/50 balls against a lesser opponent.
PHOTO GALLERY – Rockhurst at UMSL
He broke into the box on the first one, pulling out the keeper who denied Jackson’s shot but Umoh Ufot, Jackson’s partner on the front line, anticipated the play and walked a loose ball into the net for the game-winner.
Jackson’s goal came as he intercepted an errant pass just outside the center circle, moved toward the right touch line and beat the defender as he cut into the box. He slid his shot to the back post perfectly, beyond a diving attempt by the keeper and the defense. Pictures of both plays and their development will be available Monday.
RECORDS: UMSL (5-5-2, 5-4-1 GLVC), Rockhurst (9-0-2, 8-0-1 GLVC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
– Rockhurst held a 5-2 advantage in shots in the opening 45 minutes of scoreless play.
– The Hawks scored in the 56th minute in an open net after an UMSL defensive misplay and tacked on an insurance goal in the 84th minute.
For more pictures from the game until then, check out my @SoccerSTL Twitter feed today