Last Second Goal Nets EMU Tie with SVU

Photo by scotteyrephotography.com
Photo by scotteyrephotography.com

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The Royals men's soccer team looked to add to the win column as they faced wrapped up their 2022 non-conference slate against Southern Virginia.
EMU was able to put points up first to set the tone. However, the Knights were able to respond and tie the match, 2-2, with a goal in the game's final 33 seconds. 

Records: EMU 1-6-6, 0-2-4 ODAC | Southern Virginia 0-9-3, 0-2-1

Highlights

  • 19' - Mesa Dula put the Royals ahead in the 19th minute. Off a beautiful free kick from Ariel Bonilla, Dula's header found the back of the net to give EMU a 1-0 lead.
  • Andrew Arledge saved the only shot he faced in the first half to send the teams to the locker room with EMU leading by one.
  • 73' - SVU was able to tie things late in the game on a penalty kick after EMU was called for a handball in the box. 
  • 87' - Ford Devault gave EMU the lead with less than three minutes left in the game. After a Dula shot was blocked, DeVault was right there for cleanup, beating the Knights keeper to put the Royals back on top. 
  • 90' - Unfortunately for EMU, with the clock ticking down, a free kick in the game's final 30 seconds netted the equalizer for SVU.

Statistical Leaders

  • Dula - 1 goal 
  • DeVault - 1 goal
  • A. Arledge - 2 saves

What's Next
EMU will be on the road Saturday as they face the Tigers of Hampden-Sydney College in an ODAC matchup. Kickoff for that match will be at 7 pm.


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