Friday, October 16, 2015

HBU Men’s Soccer and UMKC Battle to 2-2 Tie

Huskies remain unbeaten at Sorrels Field

HOUSTON, TEXAS (October 16, 2015) Marcelo Acuna’s second goal of the game gave HBU a 2-1 lead midway through the second half, but UMKC tied the match in the 78th minute as the two teams battled to a 2-2 double overtime tie Friday night at Sorrels Field. With the tie, HBU remains unbeaten at Sorrels Field with a 4-0-1 record.

Acuna scored season goals number six and seven for the first two-goal game of his career to lead HBU (6-6-1 overall, 2-2-1 WAC). George Kelley earned the assist for both goals. The duo along with Dominick Faletto had two shots on goal apiece. Chance Pope made three saves in goal.

Leading scorer Pandelis Popgeorgiev assisted on both goals for UMKC (3-6-2, 1-2-1), while Derek Schrick and Diego Serfaty scored goals. Ryan Tome stopped five shots for the Kangaroos.

Sixteen minutes into the match, Faletto’s header attempt on a corner nearly gave HBU a 1-0 lead, but UMKC’s Roberto Albuquerque made the team save to keep the match scoreless.

Acuna’s first goal of the match came with four minutes remaining in the half, as he scored just under the cross bar, assisted by Kelley.

HBU outshot the ‘Roos 7-2 in the first half and had four of the five corner attempts.

It took two minutes into the second half for UMKC to tie the match, as Broc Cramer passed up the field to Popgeorgiev, who sent a cross pass to Schrick for the score.

Tome made a fantastic save on a Ricky-Paul Mupier header in the 53rd minute. Seconds later, Tome stopped a Juan Vega scoring chance.

In the 63rd minute, Acuna struck again, as Kelley passed up the field to Acuna and he beat Tome near side for a 2-1 Huskies lead.

Less than a minute following a UMKC corner kick, the ‘Roos knotted the game at 2-all, as Serfaty’s shot beat a diving Pope.

HBU outshot UMKC 5-2 in the two overtime periods, but could not get the golden goal.

The Huskies outshot UMKC, 19-11, for the match and had a 10-4 advantage in corner kicks.

HBU hits the road to play at Air Force Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2:00 p.m. central time.

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