Falcons and Braves Battle to Tie, 1-1

Falcons and Braves Battle to Tie, 1-1

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The University of Montevallo men's soccer team (9-3-4, 4-1-2 PBC) dominated play throughout the match but were unable to come up with the game-winner against UNC Pembroke (9-3-2, 2-2-2 PBC) in 110 minutes. The Falcons lone goal came from junior Mike Rinzema (Brampton, Ontario/Humber College) as he cleaned up a mess in the box and beat the UNCP keeper with just under 12 minutes to play in regulation.

The Falcons out-shot Pembroke 17-6 and had a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal.

UM goal came at the 78:23 mark off a free kick. UM sent the ball into the box and there was a scramble and the ball popped out to the feet of Rinzema who kicked it into the goal. Just five minutes later the Braves used a free kick to score the equalizer one a header from Michael Davis.

Despite playing 20 minutes of overtime the Falcons were only able to take two shots. The Braves were unable to get a shot off the entire overtime period.

Sophomore Brendan Ledgeway (York, England/All Saints) made one save in goal while his counterpart Ryan Hanson made four saves.

Senior Tyson Eyo (Liverpool, England/Florida Tech) led the Falcons with three shots while five others had two shots each.

Prior to the match the Falcons honored their three seniors including Eyo, Phil Jackson (Lincolnshire, England/Queen Elizabeth's) and Vance Curro (Hoover, Ala./ Spain Park).

The Falcons will return to action Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m. as they travel to Georgia Southwestern State University for a Peach Belt Conference match.