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Bethel men drop 2OT thriller in Hannibal Mo.

by | Sep 1, 2019 | Headlines, RRSN News, Soccer Blogs | 0 comments

Hannibal, Mo. – The Bethel University men’s soccer team finished their Missouri road-trip with a double overtime loss to Hannibal-LaGrange on Saturday afternoon, falling 2-1. Sergio Crescenzi found the net in the first half for the Pilots’ lone goal, despite the men in blue getting 12 shots on goal in the match.

 

MATCH VITALS

  • Score: Hannibal-LaGrange def. Bethel 2-1 2ot
  • Records: Bethel (1-3-0) | Hannibal-LaGrange (2-1-0)
  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – not rated | Hannibal LaGrange – not rated
  • Location: Blackwell Field | Hannibal-LaGrange University | Hannibal, Mo.

 

SCORING SUMMARY

  • 21′ | Renato Barroso (HLU), assisted by Benjamin Contreras
  • 38′ | Sergio Crescenzi (BU) unassisted
  • 102′ | Mason McQueen (HLU)

 

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • Sergio Crescenzi scored his first career goal as a Pilot to knot the score up at one late in the first half.
  • Eight of the 11 Pilots in the starting lineup were making their first start of the season, including Franklin Joyce‘s first career start in goal for the Pilots.
  • Joyce made 8 saves in his first action of his career on the first team.

 

NEXT TIME OUT

  • The Pilots return home for a non-conference match against Judson on Saturday, September 7 at 3:00 pm.

 

THOUGHTS FROM COACH PINTO

  • “We really lacked the mental focus and concentration to play up to our potential and be strong today. We missed a number of chances that allowed Hannibal-LaGrange to stay in the game and find a winning goal. Some hard lessons to learn early in the season and a tough stretch of games ahead. We need to get healthy and grow quickly.”