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UVI Bucs Soccer Team on Top with 3-1 Homecoming Win; Bucs on Five Match Winning Streak

The University of the Virgin Islands Bucs Men’s Soccer team picked up a 3-1 win over Caribbean University on Friday, Oct. 9, at a Homecoming match on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The Bucs soccer team, on five match winning streak, are in first-place in Liga Atletica Interuniversitaria League play, said Dr. David Santesteban, UVI interim athletic director. Caribbean University was undefeated until Friday’s match.

Coach Santesteban said the team played well amid pressure to win at UVI’s Homecoming celebration. The 12th man was in effect at the match with fans cheering and bringing electric excitement to the field, he said. In the first three minutes of the game, Joseph Espinal scored the first goal with an indirect free kick. Mackean St. Croix scored the second goal with an assist from Joseph Espinal. The match was 2-0 in the half and Coach Santesteban asked the team not to let up and to score an insurance goal. The final Buc score was made by Jaylen Lake, with an assist by Mackean St. Croix.

UVI’s next two matches will be at home on Wednesday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 17. For updates on the game schedule visit or use this direct link.

Coach Santesteban thanked the UVI Community for a fabulous Homecoming celebration. “The entire homecoming celebration was fantastic,” he said. “Everybody banned together. It was a beautiful day. Without people like that working at the University, none of this could happen.”

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