LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (Oct. 9, 2019) – After 110 minutes of play, the Truett McConnell University men’s soccer team came up with a 1-1 draw at No. 22 Georgia Gwinnett College on Wednesday night. The Bears are now 3-6-3, 2-2-2AAC on the year.
“It was really good to get this result on the road against the No. 22 team in the nation,” Head Coach Rob Miller said. “GGC is always a tough place to get a result but the guys dealt with the conditions, and showed a lot of character to come from behind and leave with a point. Gaffney made some key saves that kept us in the game and we were able to capitalize on one of our chances to make it 1-1. We now look forward to resume conference play against Kentucky Christian.”
The Grizzlies scored their lone goal within the first five minutes of the game and maintained the one-goal cushion into halftime. However, within the first minutes of the second half, freshman Zayne Moore scored the equalizer (1-1). GGC outshot the Bears 8-2 in the first half, but the Bears picked up the pace to outshoot the Grizzlies in the second half (12-9). In fact, with two minutes left to go in regulation Moore had a 1v1 with the keeper but was unable to find the back of the net as the game was forced into overtime.
GGC accounted for four shots total, while TMU had two, in the two 10-minute overtime periods but neither team was capable of producing a winning goal.
Trevor Fick led with six shots, two on target, while Javier Rodriguez followed with three shots, two on target. Senior Clancy Loudermilk and Moore added two shots apiece. Senior Evan Gaffney recorded five saves on the night.
The Bears are set to face KCU on the road Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 p.m.