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.
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.