The No. 4 ranked University of Mobile Rams advanced to the 2007 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Tournament finals with a 2-1 victory over Spring Hill College (3-13-2) on Friday afternoon.
Mobile used a dominating offensive effort as the Rams blasted out 28 shots in the contest. The play of Badger goalie Dan Criscione, however, was outstanding, saving 13 shots in the contest.
Despite Criscione's efforts, the Rams were able to put two goals on the board with the first coming in the 7th minute of play as Jack St. Hilaire found Geert Slits for the initial goal of the afternoon.
For much of the remainder of the half, the Badger defense would bend but not break and in the 29th minute Spring Hill evened things with an outstanding goal by Stanley Byrd off a Noah Tomko crossing pass.
In the second half the Rams proved too much for the Badgers and in the 57th minute Onesimus Ikungo scored the game winner for the Rams.
With the win, Mobile advances in the GCAC Championship game and will take on the winner of Belhaven/William Carey on Saturday at the WCU Soccer Complex.