Once Again, Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Uses Late Match Heroics to Tie Mars Hill

For the second time in as many dwelling convention matchups, the Lenoir-Rhyne Males’s Soccer Staff discovered a last-minute objective to get a extra favorable consequence. This time round, it was Raul Cañas who transformed on his first collegiate objective to present the Bears a 2-2 draw to Mars Hill.

The freshman midfielder who got here on as a late substitute made his means contained in the 18-yard field after the Bears have been desperately operating out of time. After a throw in from the north facet of the pitch, it appeared to graze off the left foot of Ivan Rubio, which set the Spaniard up for the scoring likelihood.

After taking place 1-0 early to an Adrian Martina penalty kick, Mars Hill swung the momentum within the second half by scoring two objectives in a span of 20 minutes. Whereas it appeared just like the Bears noticed all three factors slip away, Cañas proved to be the hero and gave LR its second attract a row.

Cañas’ objective was the third objective in convention play that got here within the ultimate three minutes of regulation. Martina had the 90′ winner towards Tusculum (Sept. 9) whereas Colton Eliasen scored within the 88′ towards Anderson (Sept. 20).

Martina drilled in a penalty kick for the second time this season. The graduate pupil is 2-2 this season from the spot.

Primarily based on the shot whole, this match was one of the evenly performed matches this season for the Bears. LR had 14 photographs together with 4 on objective whereas Mars Hill had 12 photographs with 4 being positioned on internet.

Regardless of popping out of halftime with a 1-0 lead, LR performed a lot better on the offensive facet of the ball with 9 photographs and three nook kicks. The Bears had solely 5 photographs and one nook in first half.

Though Mars Hill had one of many highest counts of yellow playing cards in Division II, the Lions have been solely proven one yellow card in tonight’s match whereas the Bears have been proven two bookings.

Lenoir-Rhyne continues to steer the all-time collection, 20-19-4. With this consequence, LR snapped their two-match shedding streak to Mars Hill. That is the primary time the 2 applications have performed to a draw since Oct. 14, 2009, which was a 1-1 tie in Hickory, N.C. With a tie, it’s now 4 straight matches that have been determined by a objective or much less between these two applications.

This match marked the primary time that these two applications every scored a number of objectives in a single contest since LR’s 3-2 win at Mars Hills, N.C. on Oct. 15, 2000.

The Bears are 1-2-3 general, 1-1-2 within the South Atlantic Convention. Lenoir-Rhyne Males’s Soccer Staff will start its longest highway journey of the season, a four-game stretch, beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 27, with a non-conference twin towards Francis Marion. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. from Florence, S.C.

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