Ravens Battle to 4-4 Shootout Draw with Eagles behind Late Goal from Martinez
Asbury University took a 4-3 lead against the Anderson University men’s soccer team with less than three minutes remained. With 34 seconds remaining, Josh Martinez drilled a free kick goal to propel the Ravens to a 4-4 draw during Friday’s Raven/Quaker Classic matchup at Fridley Field.
Asbury University took a 4-3 lead against the Anderson University men's soccer team with less than three minutes remained. With 34 seconds remaining, Josh Martinez drilled a free kick goal to propel the Ravens to a 4-4 draw during Friday's Raven/Quaker Classic matchup at Fridley Field.
Nineteen minutes into the match, Stephen Fite found the right post to put the Ravens (0-1-1) on the board after capitalizing off passes from Art Hinton IV and Caleb Opoku. During the 30th minute, Anderson went up 2-0 as Usman Kamara found a breakaway and beat the keeper. Sam Rowlison and Opoku each received assists.
The Eagles (0-1-1) found the scoreboard in the 38th minute as Austin Dunlap netted a goal assisted by Nick Clark. Following a foul in the box, Asbury's Micah Schneider capitalized on a penalty kick to even the score at 2-2 with less than two minutes remaining in the first half.
The Ravens took back the lead and went up 3-2 in the 48th minute as Dalton Grubbs headed in a goal following a corner kick assist from Martinez.
Asbury evened the score at 3-3 in the 69th minute as Nick Eller capitalized off passes from Schneider and Clark.
With 2 minutes, 59 seconds remaining, Asbury's Sammy Abraham found the back of the net to give the Eagles a 4-3 lead.
Following an Asbury foul and an Asbury delay of game yellow card, Martinez was awarded a free kick with 34 seconds remaining. Martinez fired a laser into the top right corner for a goal to tie the game at 4-4. The match closed out in a 4-4 tie.
Martinez totaled three points with a goal and an assist. Opoku dished out two assists on the match.
Kamara tallied four shots and one shot on goal. Fite and R.J. Macomber each produced three shots and two shots on goal. Regan Frost and Cameron Knox each turned in two shots and one shot on goal. Grubbs and Martinez each scored on their only shot. Rowlison and Drew Vaughn rounded out Anderson's 18 shots with a shot apiece.
Danny Moro-Medina saved two of the six shots he faced.
Anderson outshot Asbury 18-9 and held a 9-6 advantage in shots on goal.
The Ravens challenge DePauw University (1-0) on Monday at 1 p.m. in Greencastle.