EVANS, Ga. – The No. 21-ranked and second-seeded Lander men's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to fourth-seeded Francis Marion on Sunday afternoon in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship match at Blanchard Woods Park.
The Bearcats (12-5-2) were appearing in their fifth consecutive tournament title match. Francis Marion (15-4-1) notched its first PBC Tournament title since 2008.
FMU took the lead when Juan Fernandez curled a shot from outside the box into the top left corner of the goal, putting the Patriots up 1-0 at the 4:03 mark.
Lander held a 17-7 shot advantage in the match, including an 8-2 advantage in shots on goal. Cole Hunter made one save for the Bearcats, while Maximiliano Rocco recorded eight saves for the Patriots.
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