The UIC men's soccer team scored three goals off four shots in the second half to come away with a 3-2 victory against Saint Louis on Wednesday night at Flames Field in its second exhibition match of the season. Junior Jorge Alvarez headed in the game-winner off a pass from freshman Nathan Laude in the 73rd minute.
After capturing the regular season title in 2013, the UIC men's soccer team was selected to finish second in the 2014 Horizon League standings, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday. In the preseason coaches' poll conducted by the League, the Flames received three first-place votes and tallied 56 total points.
The UIC men's soccer team will compete in its second exhibition match of the season on Wednesday when it hosts Saint Louis, the 2013 Atlantic 10 regular season champion. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT at Flames Field.
UIC head men's soccer coach Sean Phillips announced on Monday that former goalkeeper Ross Cain has rejoined the Flames' coaching staff as the volunteer assistant. After starting in goal for the Flames from 2002-05, Cain served as the undergraduate assistant in 2006 before acting as the director of soccer operations for four seasons.
One goal was the deciding factor in the UIC men's soccer team's first exhibition match of the 2014 season against Wisconsin on Sunday. The Flames put four shots on goal, but the Badgers scored in the 29th minute to take a 1-0 win at the McClimon Soccer Complex. The contest was played in three 30-minute periods.
The UIC men's soccer team returned to campus earlier this week to kick off training for the 2014 season. The Flames held their first session on Wednesday and will continue to work leading up to their first exhibition match against Wisconsin on Sunday at 5 p.m. CT at the McClimon Complex in Madison, Wis.