Armada 23-under season over

By Randy Lefko Sports Editor
Posted 7/27/22

JACKSONVILLE - The Jacksonville Armada 23-Under mens soccer team had their unbeaten season halted with two second half goals in a 2-0 loss to the Tulsa Athletic FC at Episcopal High School on …

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Armada 23-under season over

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JACKSONVILLE - The Jacksonville Armada 23-Under mens soccer team had their unbeaten season halted with two second half goals in a 2-0 loss to the Tulsa Athletic FC at Episcopal High School on Saturday.

With Fleming Island High grad Reed Davis, who has provided some scoring highlights for the Armada who were ranked number one in the USA of the National Professional Soccer League, the Armada got plenty of shots on goal; eight of 19 shots taken, but could not penetrate past Tulsa goalie Bryson Reed. Tulsa converted their two goals with five shots on goal of 12 taken.

Davis, a two time Florida player of year during his tenure at Fleming Island High School where he also won a state soccer title with the Golden Eagles, was able to get in front of the Tulsa goal, but had two or three defenders hovering around him.

In the previous playoff game, a 3-1 win over Naples, Davis provided the game winner as the Armada fought back from a 1-0 deficit for the win. Both games were first-ever playoff games for the Armada.

The Armada had also won the Gulf Coast Conference title two weeks prior with a 3-2 win over Southern States.

In the first half, Davis narrowly missed on two centering opportunities and a corner kick while in the second half, Davis fired a left footer that missed the left post by just a foot.

Tulsa scored in the second half with center forward Aboubakr Diallo hitting the first goal in the 69th minute. Diallo scored just one minute later for the 2-0 final.

Davis had a standout college career at Jacksonville University plus a graduate season with Ohio State University.

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