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Troy Tucker netted both goals as the University of Tampa kicked off their season with a 2-1 win at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama on Thursday night.

Tucker, a midfielder who plays for BAA, equalised for the Spartans just 31 seconds into the second half before scoring the winner in overtime.

Tampa controlled the match in the first half but lacked execution as they outshot and outhustled Spring Hill. They were awarded five corners and had five shots on goal but still trailed 1-0 at the half.

Tucker turned the match around with his equaliser in the first minute of the second half before firing in a late winner after a shot from Jason Collister rebounded off the upright. Tucker is a sophomore majoring in physical education.

When asked about earning his first win of the season, coach Adrian Bush said: “Anytime you can go on the road in this region and get a win it is a great result.”

“We saw some good things, as well as some areas that need to be cleaned up. The entire group showed fantastic character to overcome being down at the half on the road, we'll be looking to build on tonight's result.”

The Spartans continue their road trip as they travel to Pensacola, Florida to take on West Florida this evening.

Troy Tucker, seen here scoring for Wolves, netted twice for his college team, University of Tampa on Thursday night.
Troy Tucker: Scored twice for University of Tampa.

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Published September 04, 2015 at 12:17 pm (Updated September 04, 2015 at 12:21 pm)

Tucker nets twice for university

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